ITS-Information Systems refreshes system hardware every 5 years. Up until this point we have run most of our environment on Sun Sparc hardware in virtualized zones. However with the ever increasing power of x86 systems and the lower cost, it is now feasible to run our large administrative systems on this hardware.
We have completed trial conversions of all key systems, and are now building the infrastructure to support the converted systems. In April 2014 we will begin conversions and plan to have nearly all systems converted by the fall of 2014.
This effort will reduce costs, and simplify future upgrades, and allow us to grow and manage our environment more easily.