A project to migrate the University’s ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems to new storage started in the fall because the legacy hardware was at its end-of-life. The new storage boasts the latest technology (flash memory), offers increased system reliability and longevity, and dramatically outperforms the previous environment. Data backups are now 83% faster! In addition, operational efficiencies were gained for administrative and management tasks surrounding the systems which include Banner, FAST, and Payroll, amongst others. At the end of November, the concentrated efforts of different groups in Information Technology paid off and the project was completed ahead of schedule.
Something to think about: over 27,000 GB of data was migrated during the project, the equivalent of sending about 270-million emails!