IT Open Forum on Campus-Wide IT Project Initiatives—April 17

IT Open Forums

IT Services has several IT Open Forum sessions scheduled over the next year to present campus-wide IT project initiatives. These sessions include topics that inform the campus about San José State IT activities and give users an opportunity to provide input on them.

Next Event

The next IT Open Forum is scheduled for:

  • Date:  Thursday, April 17
  • Time:  2 pm—3 pm
  • Location:  Engineering 285/285

Agenda

  1. Workstation Refresh Project Update
  2. Delta College Data Center Upgrade
  3. Next-Gen Technology Project Update
  4. Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Service Management

Join Us Online via WebEx!

WebEx Q&A

There is a Chat Q&A window in WebEx. Questions will only be answered in the Q&A window.

  1. To do so, click the Q&A window on the right side of the screen
  2. Click the panelist name in the drop-down menu
  3. Type your question in the blank field, and then click Send
  4. Our Q&A Panelist will respond to your question

Note: If you don’t see the Q&A window, move your mouse to the top of the presentation and a drop-down menu will appear.

Future IT Open Forum Events

You can also see the IT Open Forum events and updates on the ITS Events Calendar.

Note: To add the ITS Events Calendar to your Google calendar, just copy this calendar ID: sjsu.edu_7883gnobq055ukc279vmau63go@group.calendar.google.com into the Other Calendars box in your Google calendar.

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!