The project, which was completed in July after several months of planning, collaboration and data migration and importing, was part of a larger, continuing effort across campus to relocate servers into ITS data centers, wherever feasible. Centralizing servers within the ITS data centers helps the University meet its goals of operating more efficiently, saving energy and reducing its carbon footprint.
In April and May, ITS and the University’s Division of Finance and Administration moved 155 F&A servers from across campus into ITS data centers, enabling the closure of seven F&A data centers.
Preparations led to smooth move
Like the F&A project, moving the University Registrar server to ITS “went very smoothly—I think better than we expected,” said Will Allen, ITS On Site Support Analyst for the University Registrar. “We did so much on the front end.”
Allen and the ITS database group, including Application Infrastructure Manager Robert Tennyson, worked closely with the Office of the University Registrar. “It was a good collaborative effort to make this happen,” Allen said.
New location is more secure
The server was old and outdated and contained student information that the Registrar’s office must maintain. “We wanted to migrate that to a more secure and stable location and platform,” Allen said.