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Information Technology Services

Systems Administration

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Systems Administration installs, maintains, and supports the operating system software and data storage environment for all University centralized servers. 

The environment currently consists of computing and data storage:

  • VMWare
  • RS/6000 Servers
  • Windows (Intel) Severs
  • Linux Servers
  • IBM Mainframe running three logical partitions
  • Several Storage Arrays supporting more than 500 terabytes of data

Systems Services Responsibilities:

  • Operating system and third party software installation, upgrades, and maintenance
  • Hardware configuration for new systems
  • Monitor capacity and performance of production systems
  • System security
  • 24/7 support of servers
  • Disaster recovery definition for machines

Areas of Concentration:

  • Operating system improvements (e.g., Z/OS)
  • Virtualization
  • Reliability
  • Security/authentication (e.g., Active Directory)
  • Performance
  • Storage management
  • Messaging infrastructure (e.g., Voicemail and Email)

The systems team supports nearly every ITS technology project by installing and/or upgrading servers, systems software, databases, etc.

Disaster Recovery

The Disaster Recovery team is responsible for designing, testing and implementing the process by which the organization resumes technology related activities after a disruptive event, whether natural or man-made.

This process involves developing and implementing disaster recovery plans including the routine off-site backup and reactivation of vital information systems in a new location.


Contact Information

Brian Bernier
Technical Director

Carl Stanek
Associate Director

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