Network services plans to deploy an HA data center firewall solution and Next Generation Internet Firewall capable of handling load for 5 years. Equipment has been purchased and is expected to arrive by end of July.
Network Services plans to upgrade existing network protocol load balancers and enable tranfering load to remote data centers. We plan to use a combination of virtual and physical load balancers. During this refresh we will also implement F5 test systems.
UNI is upgrading voicemail systems. The new systems integrates with Google GMail and can send e-mail notifications of new voicemail messages. The system has been in a pilot mode since April with plans to go Live 7/23/15.
In conjunction with the SEC renovation, the ICN communications hut will be relocated. UNI has made arrangement to minimize the impact of this move on UNI voice and data services. The migration is currently scheduled for mid-July.
Targeting a May 2015 release, ITS-Information Systems will be upgrading the PeopleTools code base of all Student Systems. This will allow the Student Information System and MyUNIverse to take on new features with future patches for those systems as well as keep these systems supported by Oracle.
This upgrade should not affect the current functionality of these systems. However, we will be taking advantage of new branding options and making the student systems look closer to that of the UNI web space.
SEC is closing for renovation and staff will begin moving out 5/11/15. NS will help coordinate moving data voice service to new swing space location. NS would like to develop a process to move service in conjunction with the SEC swing space move team. We would like to reduce last minute office moves and service request.
A component of TIER business case IT-04 is to implement Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). A team is being formed to develop requirements and identify technologies for an initial pilot project.
While UNI has had self service password reset functionality for several years, the system is being reworked to allow students to register external email addresses or phones that can be used to reset forgotten pass phrases via email or SMS messaging.
We have begun the process of upgrading phone handsets to voice over IP handsets. 2,400 handsets digital and analog handsets will be upgraded throughout all buildings on campus. As of 6/23/2015 1,943 9611G handsets have been placed. The next phase will focus on houses, special call centers, conference rooms and pending a ResNet core upgrade, UNI residence halls.
UNI has procured and is deploying a Service Oriented Architecture Framework. This framework allows us to deploy reusable web based services which simplify interfaces between University systems and departments, as well as external service providers. This not only reduces overhead, but in most cases provides more timely data to our systems.