How Pittsburg State University achieves data center fault tolerance

How Pittsburg State University achieves data center fault tolerance

11 a.m. – 12 p.m., August 18, 2020
Many Pittsburg State University faculty and staff live just across the state line, in or near Joplin, Mo., where a mile-wide F5 tornado tore through and caused $2.8 billion in damage. Several organizations in Joplin with hardened data centers sustained damage from the 200-mph winds packed inside that F5 mega-vortex. Some of them were offline for significant periods of time.

“This was a wake-up call to us at Pitt State,” said Tim Pearson, Assistant Director in charge of IT Infrastructure and Security at PSU. It began a process to distribute its compute and storage infrastructure to improve survivability should an event similar to the Joplin tornado strike PSU.

Join this session to learn how PSU is leveraging technology to enhance its resiliency and lower its IT cost.