Council on Academic Computing
May 22, 2008
COMPUTER SERVICES AND SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT
The Councilís May meeting was held at the
CSSD renovated the facility in 2004 and established the NOC, which is designed to monitor and respond to potential problems affecting the University network and the more than 500 servers that support critical University operations including the PeopleSoft student information system, the PRISM financial system, PITTCat, Blackboard, enterprise email, and many others.† The NOC prevents service disruptions by providing around-the-clock, proactive monitoring using a wide range of state-of-the-art monitoring and reporting tools.
Four groups of highly trained specialists are responsible for the identification, classification, and validation of alerts, outages, and problems.† Monitors proactively manage the infrastructure and are also responsible for identification and classification of problem alerts. System and Application Engineers maintain enterprise servers and applications.† Network engineers maintain the network infrastructure.† NMS Engineers monitor and maintain the systems and tools that are used within the NOC.
The RIDC facility now has two completely redundant electrical power feeds along with uninterruptible power supplies, and redundant backup diesel generator systems to ensure that the Universityís critical applications and services are available at all times to support teaching, research, and business operations for the University.