A major changeover begins on Sunday, December 27, resulting in an extended period of downtime for several enterprise systems.
Specifically scheduled to take place between semesters and during the holidays, the changeover means four of IU’s core IT services will soon reside within safe, new homes at the IU Data Center.
During the week of December 27, four systems will move to take advantage of these protective measures:
The Indiana University Information Environment (IUIE)/the Data Warehouse (DSS): Unavailable from 5am on Dec. 27 through 7:30am on Dec. 29 (Learn more at: http://itnotices.iu.edu/notice.aspx?id=13753)
The Student Information System (SIS): Unavailable from 5am on Dec. 27 through noon on Dec. 28 (Learn more at: http://itnotices.iu.edu/notice.aspx?id=13752)
The Human Resources Management System (HRMS): Unavailable from 5am on Dec. 27 through noon on Dec. 28 (Learn more at: http://itnotices.iu.edu/notice.aspx?id=13752)
Oncourse: Unavailable from 5am until 5pm on Sunday, Dec. 27 (Learn more at: http://itnotices.iu.edu/notice.aspx?id=13702)
As IU President Michael McRobbie reflected during the dedication of the new Data Center at IU Bloomington, “Finally the rest of IU’s core IT infrastructure will be housed in appropriate facilities that will help ensure the continuity of essential and critical IT services for the university community in all but the most calamitous of circumstances.”
Built to withstand an F5 tornado and a host of other potential disasters, the Data Center will not only shelter critical systems, but also support advanced power, cooling, and backup solutions to mitigate the risk of lost or destroyed data.
Even under catastrophic circumstances, McRobbie explained, data written on any device in a Data Center machine room is also written automatically to a comparable device at the ICTC machine room in Indianapolis, mitigating the risk of lost or destroyed data.