Faculty Support Initiatives - Over the last year Media Services's Technology across the Curriculum (TAC) developed several key faculty support efforts and built the Faculty Collaboration Zone on the 3rd floor of Waldo Hall. Please see Faculty Development for details on these initiatives.
IPv6 - We have tested and deployed IPv6 in parallel with IPv4 in the new Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network core with OSU officially connected to the IPv6 global backbone. We are in the process of implementing the tools needed to support deployment throughout the enterprise and anticipate starting customer allocations in less than a year.
MPLS network core - We are well underway with the core network migration. The architecture has been finalized and implemented with multiple customers running in production. We are in the process of migrating firewall contexts and associated customers and anticipate project completion within a couple years.
Network Redundancy - We deployed redundant routers for servers in the data center and are in the initial stages of migrating customers. The new core has been designed with built in redundancy to allow zero-impact upgrades and automatic failover in the event of an issue. The campus border routers were recently tested and proved to provide redundant pathways for off-campus services and the Internet. We are planning a set of disaster recovery tests for the coming year that will validate our DR plans and identify areas that still need improvement.
Security Awareness Campaign Expansion - We have developed multiple efforts to improve awareness of best practices, laws, and common threats to our information. These efforts include targeted training with respect to safeguarding Protected Information (PI) and Personally Identifiable Information (PII).
Telecom Work Order System – We are in the final phase of implementing a new telecom work order system that will replace our older system that has reached its end of life and for which we no longer can receive support. The new system will have the ability for customers to initiate work orders directly, will allow us to share the details of work orders with customers, and will be fully online by the fall.
Travel and Expense Project – Enterprise Computing Services will help enable staff and faculty to electronically submit their requests for travel reimbursements. Projected completion is by the mid-fall of 2013.