IT Brings Cloud
Computing to Campus
Steve Athanas, left, associate director of infrastructure development, and Jim Packard, senior director of enterprise infrastructure systems, look over some of the virtual machines in the data center.
The “server farm” is actually the IT data center with three-quarters of a million dollars in hardware including 23 host servers, 100 terabytes of super-high speed storage and bleeding-edge technologies like virtualization. It’s all designed to help you process your data faster, better and more securely.
“What we’re doing here is revolutionary,” says Steve Athanas, associate director of infrastructure development. Starting in 2008, UMass Lowell’s Enterprise Systems group in Information Technology purchased VMware’s vSphere virtualization product. The changes to IT, the data center and campus applications were seismic. In short, this technology is a game-changer. Read More