Information Technology Services

Computing Cloud

SJSU Computing Cloud Update

The Computing Services department within IT Services is building the SJSU Computing Cloud, a private cloud - a computing infrastructure designed so that customers can easily request and operate virtual servers. Built in our Delta College Data Center and SJSU Computer Center, virtual servers are highly available, easy to use, and are safe for sensitive critical data.

Most common applications can be run as virtual servers and Computing Services can help you replace aging physical servers with virtual ones.

If you have servers that must remain physical, then put them in one of our data centers (co-location). Our data centers are professional class, with good physical security for sensitive critical data, fire detection and suppression., battery backup and generator. They are also professionally staffed and with great access to power and networking.

For instructions about requesting virtual servers or co-location, visit Cloud Computing. You may also contact Computing Services at 408 924-7828.

Communications Connectivity

Summer of Communications Connectivity

After months of design and behind the scenes preparation, IT Services will be deploying end-user technology this Summer to enhance communications and collaboration across campus. The deployment, as part of the Next Gen Technology Project, will include Unified Communications VoIP voice and video phones and enhanced wireless network access.

Enhancements to network equipment to support the new technology is necessary. The deployment strategy is to focus on each campus building and deliver the technology to the occupants. We will work  with building coordinators to assist with notifications and access to install the new equipment in the building network rooms and wireless access point locations.

Coordination with department contacts is important to the success of this effort. We will review telephone extensions and confirm planned usage and features to be deployed. Following that will be training and installation planning. The actual phone deployment will occur outside of normal business hours to minimize disruption to department operations.

The sequencing of the buildings to receive the enhanced communication technology was based on a number of factors regarding complexity of the network upgrades, department workload peaks, construction schedules and call center requirements. The initial buildings to be completed this Summer included:

  • Music Building
  • Moss Landing Marine Labs
  • HR/UPD Building
  • Faculty Office Building
  • Central Classroom Building
  • Hugh Gillis Hall
  • Washington Square
  • Student Union Expansion
  • Mod F
  • 210 N 4th Street

A full schedule of building sequencing through the end of calendar year 2013, along with more details on the deployment coordination, is available at Unified Communication System.

IT Services is excited to reach this key milestone of delivering enhanced communication technology to campus users this Summer.