Network and Server Infrastructure
- Provide a stable, secure, always available, ubiquitous network with ample bandwidth and both wired and wireless connectivity to support KUMC's educational, clinical, and research missions.
- Increase our reliance on clustering, load-balancing, and related technologies that enable uninterrupted availability of KUMC systems despite failure of essential hardware including server failure.
- Deploy virtual operating environments wherever desirable and cost effective.
- Evaluate off-site hosting and storage alternatives and implement wherever secure and cost-effective.
- Phase out the Novell Netware operating system from its legacy roles for file service and email hosting.
Major Objectives (an objective is ongoing if no target deadline is included)
- NSI-1: Upgrade all existing Category 3 network cable to Category 6 by December 31 2011. As of June 2012 96% of all network jacks are cat 5 or better, only 378 cat 3 jacks remain. (SS)
- NSI-11: NSI-11: Begin a phased upgrade of the wireless network to the next-generation technology (probably 802.11n) beginning July 1 2010 or when the technology has matured (whichever comes later). Taylor Hall was a pilot upgrade. Completed May 2011. Working on putting together a budget and deployment priorities to complete the rest of the campus. Hav purchased additional infrasrtucture in FY2012. Will be upgrading the oldest AP's first during December 2011/January 2012. A new site survey tool was purchased to assist with optimizing coverage. .(SS)
- NSI-18: Migrate KUMC file service from Novell Netware to Windows Server. (Notes: IR pilot site November 2010) by December 31, 2012. (SS)
- NSI-20: Establish a new routing and connectivity path for KU-l to support research, Shared PeopleSoft System and IA-21 by December 30, 2011. (SS)
Aug 05, 2013