Data servers to move downtown

The construction of the University’s downtown data center is complete. UIT will begin moving into the new facility this month with plans to finish by mid-October. The move includes consolidating seven data centers across campus into the new facility. Moving these services and the equipment that supports them is a complex process.

Because of the complexity, there is potential for some IT services to be unavailable while the move occurs. An outside firm that specializes in data center move planning has been engaged and a plan has been developed to reduce the risk of downtime. Further impacts to the organization will be reduced by moving IT services during times that are best for the University.

An important part of this effort is to effectively communicate as the move occurs. Much of the communication will occur directly with the areas of the organization that are specifically affected by the IT service that is moving. Please watch for these communications which will include information about the move and potential impact.  

Read more about the data center move here.



Library Services offline–Aug. 10-12 

After the Marriott Library closes at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, all Marriott Library online and Internet services and resources may be unavailable through 11:59 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 12, while servers are being moved to the new downtown location. The Marriott Library building will be closed on Saturday, Aug. 11 and Sunday, Aug. 12.  

Alternate Access: Bookmark this handy Library Guide,, and check it often for: 

  • Updates on Marriott Library online or Internet services as they are restored during the weekend of Aug. 10-12. 
  • Other University and public libraries that are available to you. 
  • Alternate access points for research databases. 
  • List of services that are available.  

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