Data security is an ever-increasing concern, and now that Ohio State has outlined best-practice security control requirements that we are all striving to meet, departments are working to find the best way to maximize their resources to meet recommended standards. If you need to strengthen your data center and disaster recovery posture, the OCIO has offsite storage and colocation services that can help you achieve your goals.
Tag: Data Center
For most of us, preparing to move means getting rid of that ratty old coat that should have been pitched ages ago and tossing out a bowling ball that hasn’t been touched for 10 years. The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) did a quite bit more than that over the past several months, when it completely reimagined Ohio State’s data center and moved it to the State of Ohio Computer Center (SOCC). “Leveraging resources to take a One University approach was a critical goal of this project,”
We have been moving equipment out of KRC at a feverish pace! A dashboard is posted for your convenience.
We have moved 90% of OCIO virtual machines, 63% of OCIO physical machines, and 45% of our colocation customer equipment.
Here’s the latest work we have completed…
Picture a room lined with metal racks filled with electronics, miles of cables and thousands of square feet of polished tile floors all locked away behind secure physical barriers. After a great deal of analysis and strategic planning, this is the site that Ohio State has chosen for its new, upgraded data center. Partnering with the State of Ohio, we are in the process of moving our most critical data assets from our current aging data center into the State of Ohio Computer Center (SOCC).
Last month we provided a high-level schedule of moves that would happen in January. Due to a delay in hardware arriving, many of the dates will shift. We will continue to communicate with you as new move dates are determined. The good news, is that the delay will not impact our ability to complete the overall project on time.
Here’s the latest…
As we continue the work of moving our current data center on Kinnear Road Center (KRC) to the State of Ohio Computing Center (SOCC), I will be updating you every few weeks. Here’s the latest…
Moving fragile valuables over a distance involves great care and more than a little trepidation. Most people were blissfully unaware that in late December OCIO quietly moved data and backup systems from Baker Systems Engineering and the Telecommunications Networking Center (TNC) buildings to a new, off-site location at Wright State University in Dayton. Those charged with safeguarding OSU’s data were with it every step, with support from OSU Police and from an outside vendor that specializes in such moves.