New DGIT Datacenter Delivers Next-Generation Services
DGIT is happy to announce a major expansion in service capabilities, made possible by the implementation of a new datacenter space that includes next-generation server, storage, virtualization, backup, and security services.
What is the DGIT Datacenter?
Housed in the San Diego Supercomputing Center (SDSC), the new facility allows for the consolidation of UCLA Health Sciences' data and applications in a secure, reliable space. Data backed up in San Diego will be copied to CHS, creating a level of geographic diversity among data sets.
Future iterations will include the ability to back up data to other parts of the United States using cloud-based services such as Amazon AWS.
Why is this new data center so necessary?
Datacenter support has historically been managed at the department level. That service model created challenges we expect the new datacenter will mitigate. Centralizing infrastructure and administration enables DGIT to leverage economy of scale to deliver enterprise-class technology, while standardized systems and processes will improve security, reliability, and response.
What benefits do you feel will be the most significant to UCLA Health Sciences faculty, staff, and students, and why?
The new datacenter readies the UCLA Health Sciences for next-generation systems, servers, and cloud computing. There are so many benefits, both institutionally and for the user. It delivers key advancements in security, standardization, functionality, deployment time, administration, and data protection.
What will having this new infrastructure in place mean for your team specifically?
The opportunity to recruit a new team has been an amazing process. We’ve discovered some incredibly skilled department staff. Combining their expertise and effort will result in more effective and efficient support that benefits the entire organization. Our entire team is experiencing a tremendous growth opportunity, learning to support new technologies as well as operate within a more structured support system.
DGIT Datacenter Services
- Clients may be responsible for the cost of related hardware, software, cloud usage, or licensing
- Hosted in a DGIT secure, reliable, controlled data center on hardware that meets our standards
- Systems administration at the OS layer includes configuration and security management
- Security patches, updates, and antivirus installation and maintenance
- 24×7 monitoring and automated alerting systems
- Installation, configuration, and troubleshooting
- Platforms must meet regulatory requirements to safely host restricted information (RI), including PHI, ePHI, intellectual property, research protocols, research results, student information, and other confidential data. UCLA Health IS-3 Policy Definitions