Network and Infrastructure

ITS maintains the College’s digital infrastructure, which includes two data centers and a robust virtualized MPLS routing and switching network infrastructure. The campus network runs on a 10Gb backbone and offers 1Gb connectivity to the desktop. The network is connected to two geographically diverse 1Gb Internet connections, and provides connectivity to Internet2, a high-speed research network for higher education. The LC and eduroam wireless networks support 802.11n, and are available in all campus buildings.

The ITS compute platform supports more than 300 servers, mostly running RedHat clustering and virtualization technology, and uses IBM Storewize arrays for storage via a dedicated SAN. The ITS identity management system is based on the Internet2 Trust and Identity in Education and Research (TIER) program and suite of components including Shibboleth, Grouper, and CoManage.