The University of Texas at Austin

Expanded Data Center Capacity and Lower Co-location Rate

October 12, 2012

This past August, construction began on the build-out of the East Hall at the University Data Center (UDC). When completed, this expansion will enable Information Technology Services (ITS) to better meet the growing information technology needs of researchers, colleges and schools, and administrative units on campus.

Work on the East Hall—which includes communication cabling; installation of cable trays, server racks, electrical bus and power connected to racks; and modifications to mechanical, fire alarms and fire sprinkler systems—is on track to be completed and become available for customers during the first Quarter 2013. The expansion project will add more physical capacity and improve customers’ ability to move large amounts of data at much higher speeds by enabling 40 gigabit per second (Gbps) network capacity to the campus core and more 10 Gbps capacity for servers./p>

Over the past three months, the Imaging Research Center (IRC), Center for Transportation Research, College of Liberal Arts, College of Fine Arts (COFA), and the McCombs School of Business have all decided to take advantage of co-location benefits, including the lower co-location rate which was reduced by 50% effective this fiscal year due to a recent investment by UT System.

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