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Mar 28, 2012 11:57 AM

SU's Green Data Center

ITS has completed migration of the enterprise and virtual hosted environments (VHE) into the Green Data Center. This work, performed by Joshua Slade, Peter Pizzimenti, Bruce Hammond, and John Boland of the Core System Services (CSS) group, involved moving over 1,000 servers for systems and services from a wide variety of university systems, and took almost a year to complete. The migration process for the virtual environment was completed while the systems were available and did not require any scheduled downtime. Congratulations on a job well done!

Four Winds Wayfinding sign in Bird LibraryThe folks at Bird Library recently developed and installed SU's first interactive touch screen using Four Winds Wayfinding. It is located on the first floor (ground level) on the wall between the elevators and Pages Café. Along with maps, locations, live events, hours, and a staff directory, it uses onscreen QR codes to launch Cascade-generated mobile pages with directions and destination photos to follow to over 115 locations at Bird. With initial development by Four Winds, a team consisting of library staffers Cindy Barry, DeAnn Buss, Pamela McLaughlin, Russ Silverstein and Pamela Thomas finished development and implementation. Check it out next time you're there!

Dell logoYou're invited! Representatives from Dell will be hosting a Product Road Map presentation in 060 Eggers Hall on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 between 9:00 a.m. and Noon. This presentation will preview Dell's new products, with particular focus on the models that will be featured in this year's Big Buy procurement. All are welcome, no registration or RSVP needed. For more information contact Stan Ziemba at x9011 or sjziemba@maxwell.syr.edu.


Article by: Christopher Finkle

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