Partnership Allows IU To Help Protect State Data

IU partnered with the Indiana Office of Technology, allowing equipment at IU to be used to recover data in case of an emergency.

Indiana University has partnered with the Indiana Office of Technology to provide  the state with a data recovery system in the event of a disaster. Dennis Cromwell is the associate vice president for enterprise infrastructure in the office of the vice president for information technology. He says equipment in IU Bloomington’s data center will serve as a back-up in case the state’s primary equipment in Indianapolis becomes unavailable. Cromwell says by replicating the data, the state could quickly switch service to the “hot site” in Bloomington. He says several factors went in to the state choosing IU for the back-up system.

Cromwell says a weather-related emergency or a chemical spill could constitute a disaster and cause Indianapolis technology offices to be shut down. He says preparing for disaster is a common part of business for people in information technology. Cromwell says the collaboration between IU and the state is also economically effective for tax payers. He says the back-up system is already up and running.

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Indiana Public Media News:

Support For Indiana Public Media Comes From

Search News

Stay Connected

RSS e-mail itunes Facebook Twitter Flickr YouTube

Follow us on Twitter

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Indiana Public Media News:

Recent Technology Stories

Recent Videos

Find Us on Facebook