The University Data Center
The data center is located in the basement of the Pollak Library North. It contains one 160 KVA Uninterruptable Power Source (UPS), two 80 KVA UPS and has a generator fail over system to maintain constant power for servers and equipment. For cooling, the data center has five air handlers, uses central plant chilled water and an 80 ton chiller as fail over. The data center also houses the campus PBX and production servers. Production servers are identified as those in use for the campus' best interest and must remain online at all times. Production servers are to include servers that provide web, storage, email, applications, services, Learning Management Systems and other supporting equipment to keep the campus networks, applications and services operational. Servers that are placed in the Data Center located in PLN-020 are supported with adequate cooling, power, and network support at a minimum. While the data center is primarily used by the division of Information Technology, it is also used by other divisions and other campuses to provide central placement of servers and provide redundancy and back up disaster recovery.
The university data center facilities provide for the reliable operation of the campus computing systems and computing infrastructure including the campus portal, web servers, telecommunications systems, computer network switching infrastructure, fiber and copper networks, etc. The data center facilities involve 5 broad categories of tasks: maintenance, planning/deployment, Training, monitoring and reporting. The data center is operational 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Goals include: expanding the use of the facilities to provide additional space for departmental systems across the university and other campuses, saving power, staff labor and providing higher uptime.