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University of Utah IT officials welcomed guests today to celebrate completion of the first phase of the U's new, highly sophisticated computing and data storage facility
Apr 9, 2012 4:24 PM
SALT LAKE CITY – University of Utah IT officials welcomed guests today to celebrate completion of the first phase of the U’s new, highly sophisticated computing and data storage facility. By stage three of the entire project, which was designed specifically to support future expansion, it is estimated that the Data Center will be a 10-million watt facility dedicated to preserving information from all corners of campus.
“The new UIT Data Center is a major step forward for the entire University,” says Jim Livingston, director of UIT Infrastructure and Strategic Management and associate chief information officer for U of U Health Sciences. “We approached this project with all University disciplines in mind to ensure we could meet cost, scheduling, and operating requirements. It was truly a collaborative, campus-wide effort.” Read more ...
In May of 2009, University of Utah engaged the Hewlett-Packard Company to create a data center conceptual master plan. The primary objective of the project was to evaluate the current state of the seven existing data centers identified by University of Utah and to provide recommendations for sizing of a data center to accommodate consolidation of these data centers into an existing building located at 875 S. West Temple Street, Salt Lake City. The work was performed by EYP Mission Critical Facilities, Inc. (EYP MCF), a subsidiary of HP.
The seven data centers identified by University of Utah were:
- Park Building
- Student Services Building
- Eccles Broadcast Center
- Fort Douglas
- Komas Datacenter
- Komas Cluster
- Marriott Library