Data centre relocation success
Published: Wednesday 23rd July 2014
The University’s primary data centre has been successfully relocated to a co-host off site facility, increasing the reliability and availability of IT services.
The relocation took place on the weekend 19-20 July, starting from 6pm on Friday 18 July. The relocation was successfully completed, ahead of schedule, with major systems brought online by midnight on Saturday 19 July. All other known services and systems were brought online by midday Sunday and made available for testing and quality checking.
"The planning for the relocation began quite a while ago and the successful completion of this project is a major step forward for ACU," said Rick Van Haeften, Director, Information Technology.
"I am very pleased with the professional approach of all members of the IT team who have played a part in making this happen. The team worked exceptionally long hours over the course of the weekend and I appreciate and recognise the commitment and dedication of all involved. Effective working relationships with our business partners have also been critical in ensuring the success of this major project", said Mr Van Haeften.
The University's primary data centre is now hosted by data centre facility service provider Fujitsu Australia Ltd. We are currently utilising six out of nine cabinets to host our systems with the remaining three to be used for growth purposes. This relocation guarantees high service availability and enables improvement in performance, security and service quality, with increased capacity to support future growth.