We are dealing with questions about our Data Center - to what extent must we be protected for for full "redundancy"... Could you answer the following questions by could sending your response to me, the list or to Shawn Sivy, ([log in to unmask]) TCNJ's Director of Network and Technical Services who will compile the results and send them back to you if you desire.
1. Is your campus datacenter facility expected to be operational 24x7x365?
2. If not, how often does your datacenter need to shutdown because of power (e.g. power failure) or cooling (e.g. failed A/C or insufficient A/C capacity) per year?
3. If you have (if you don't, pretend you do), an alternate datacenter, would you expect to be able to flick a switch to move all your services to it? Example, if someone told you they need to shutdown your primary datacenter tomorrow, would you be able to move all your services (email, ERP, web servers, etc.) to the alternate datacenter by tomorrow. In addition, once you move to the alternate datacenter, could you flick a switch to move the services all back to the primary datacenter once it is on-line again?
Vice President for Information Technology and Enrollment Services
The College of New Jersey
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