Plans to Move to New Remote Data Center

Over the coming weeks, ITS will move the Anne Belk Data Center to our new remote data center. While this is a major undertaking, the move has been carefully planned and timed to create a phased approach, and to have the least impact possible on campus productivity.  Our ITS team has met with many areas of the university to understand Appalachian’s commitments during this time and to make the appropriate allowances.

Please note the first outage will take place over the Thanksgiving Break. Students who are working on projects on campus over the break should be aware that wireless access in residence halls will be unavailable on the morning of Wednesday, November 26. Wireless access will be available in academic and administrative campus buildings for students during this time, via the “ASU-Visitor” wireless network.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the planned outages, please contact Lisa Burwell at burwelllh@appstate.edu.  More details about the Data Center move are located on the website: http://cio.appstate.edu/about/news/data-center-move.

Below is an overview of the move:

Wednesday morning, November 26

 

  • Student wireless in the residence halls will not be available during the morning of Wednesday, November 26. 
  • Wireless access will be available in academic and administrative campus buildings, including the library during this time, via the “ASU-Visitor” wireless network.

Saturday, December 20

 

  • Email could be down for approximately 2 hours for some users.  All email will be queued and delivered.

Saturday, December 27 through Monday December 29

  • The major move is scheduled to take place while the university is closed.  Email will be available and Appalachian’s main web presence will remain.
  • Personal web pages will not be available.
  • Banner will not be available
  • Self-service will not be available (including parent portal, student accounts, financial aid and Degree Works)
  • ASULearn will not be available.

Thank you for your consideration in helping us implement a successful project.  

Published: Nov 24, 2014 4:03pm

Tags: