SoBA IT Overhauls Systems Before New Academic Year
The School of Business Administration (SoBA) IT staff work to meet the changing needs of staff and faculty and to deliver the best in-classroom and online experiences for students.
In preparation for the new academic year, IT Director Eric Tangedahl and Systems Administrator Thomas Crane are overseeing the installation of a 24-terabyte HP Enterprise Storage Area Network with 3Par technology as well as 2 HP Gen9 servers that will support the virtual server cluster.
“They are dynamic and agile in terms of storage, hard drives and throughput, allowing us to meet faculty, staff and student needs that we aren’t aware of yet,” explained Tangedahl. “With the addition of solid state drives and faster components, it’s conservatively more than twice as good as our previous systems.”
The new systems will support and run SoBA labs, file storage, backup and computer management, among other things. SoBA IT will also begin experimenting with delivering software to student devices using this installation.
A strategic partner for the past five years, Zunesis Inc. is performing the installation. Zunesis determines the correct systems and specifications, makes sure all systems are connected and running properly, and works with SoBA’s systems administrator to transfer data and services.
Since construction on the Gallagher Building was finished in 1996, SoBA has worked with HP.
“They’ve been a great partner, providing competitive pricing and support,” said Tangedahl.