New Directors in IT Services

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

Generic Organization Chart
IT Services has new directors managing the following services:

Greg Porter

Greg is responsible for directing and leading our Computing Services team. This includes managing campus and vendor resources to provide virtual and physical compute systems, storage systems, and data center operations at both our SJSU & Delta College Data Centers.

Shai Silberman

Shai is responsible for directing and leading our Network Services team. This includes managing campus and vendor resources to provide physical cable plant, wired and wireless network, and network devices and both our San José State and Delta College Data Centers.

Mitesh Kini

Mitesh is responsible for directing and leading our Administrative Programming team. This includes managing campus and vendor resources to provide CMS/PeopleSoft programming support, Financial Transaction System programming support, web application solutions, and system interface support.

Mike Cook

Mike is responsible for directing and leading our Identity, Security and Desktop Services team and serves as our Information Security Officer. This includes managing campus and vendor resources to provide Active Directory, antivirus, vulnerability management, encryption services, the campus workstation refresh program, and assisting the University in its compliance with information security laws and policies.

Check out the current IT Services Organization Chart [pdf].

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.

Computing Services Director named

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

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Greg Porter has accepted the position of the Computing Services Director starting on Monday, March 18.

Greg has over 25 years experience in information technology with roles ranging from database administration, storage systems including NetApp, and server virtualization using VMware in both Windows and Linux deployments. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Excelsior College and has been working in higher education with the CSU since 2007 in both technical and supervisory roles.

Greg will be responsible for leading the transition of the services and resources to meet the new Computing Services department within IT Services. These services include compute systems, storage systems, database administration, and data center operations at both our SJSU & Delta College Data Centers.

Please join us in welcoming Greg to San José State and IT Services.