Enhanced Computing Resources Tech Briefing—June 2013

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The Computing Services department within IT Services is building the SJSU Computing Cloud, a private cloud—a computing infrastructure designed so that customers can easily request and operate virtual servers. Built in our Delta College Data Center and SJSU Computer Center, virtual servers are highly available, easy to use, and are safe for sensitive critical data.

Most common applications can be run as virtual servers and Computing Services can help you replace aging physical servers with virtual ones.

If you have servers that must remain physical, then put them in one of our data centers (co-location). Our data centers are professional class, with good physical security for sensitive critical data, fire detection and suppression, battery backup and generator. They are also professionally staffed and with great access to power and networking.

For additional information, visit SJSU Cloud Computing.

Enhanced Computing Resources Tech Briefing—March 2013

People discussing information on computer monitor.Note: This article was originally published on our website in March 2013 and is being added to this blog for historical purposes.

The basic functionality of finding SJSU employee phone numbers, email addresses and location is available online in the Faculty & Staff Directory.

Improvements have been made including:

  • Search finds results based on contains instead of starts with criteria
  • Search result set is sorted alphabetically in order of last name, first name
  • Phone numbers are displayed in a 9-digit format

Enhanced Computing Resources Tech Briefing—January 2013

Note: This article was originally published on our website in January 2013 and is being added to this blog for historical purposes.computer

There has been a significant increase in computing and storage resources needed to support the needs of students, faculty and staff at SJSU. We were able to negotiate a service contract with San Joaquin Delta College that was more cost effective than other commercial alternatives. Delta College in Stockton completed a brand new, state-of-the-art data center in early 2011 with capacity beyond its needs to enable hosting other customers.

Since the contract was executed in September, we have installed a Cisco Unified Computing System with 16 blade servers connected to a NetAPP storage area network with over 300 terabytes of storage. Over 40 Next Gen Technology systems have been deployed in our Delta College Data Center to date, with many more to come.

SJSU Computing Cloud Update

Cloud Computing

Note: This article was originally published in a June 2013 newsletter and is being added to this blog for historical purposes.

The Computing Services department within IT Services is building the San José State Computing Cloud, a private cloud—a computing infrastructure designed so that customers can easily request and operate virtual servers. Built in our Delta College Data Center and SJSU Computer Center, virtual servers are highly available, easy to use, and are safe for sensitive critical data.

Most common applications can be run as virtual servers and Computing Services can help you replace aging physical servers with virtual ones.

If you have servers that must remain physical, then put them in one of our data centers (co-location). Our data centers are professional class, with good physical security for sensitive critical data, fire detection and suppression, battery backup and generator. They are also professionally staffed and with great access to power and networking.

For instructions about requesting virtual servers or co-location, visit Cloud Computing. You may also contact Computing Services at 408-924-7828.

SJSU Computing Cloud Expanding

Delta College Data Center

Delta College Data Center

Note: This article was originally published in a January 2013 newsletter and is being added to this blog for historical purposes.

For nearly a decade, computing resources used by San José State University, including servers and storage, have not been confined to the campus facilities. Services have been deployed in all three domestic US time zones and even in locations overseas with Google Apps. The latest expansion of the SJSU Computing Cloud is a little closer to home.

There has been a significant increase in computing and storage resources needed to support the Next Gen Technology Project. Information technology Services leadership followed the direction of the Chancellor’s Office Cyber Infrastructure Strategy to look for external cloud resources. San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton completed a brand new, state-of-the-art data center in early 2011 with capacity beyond its needs to enable hosting other customers.

Already on the CENIC network that serves the UC, CSU, and CCC campuses, SJSU was able to negotiate a service contract with Delta College that was more cost effective than other commercial alternatives.

Since the contract was executed in September, ITS has installed a CISCO Unified Computing System (UCS) with 16 blade servers connected to a NetAPP storage area network (SAN) with over 300 terabytes of storage.

Over 40 Next Gen Technology systems have been deployed in our Delta College Data Center to date, with many more to come. This expansion of our SJSU Computing Cloud certainly has a silver lining!