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IU To Take Over Ivy Tech Server Operations

A partnership announced Tuesday will make Indiana University the operator of many of Ivy Tech Community College’s computing resources.

Faced with building an $18 million data center, Ivy Tech leaders decided it would be more cost-efficient to house the school’s servers in IUPUI’s existing facilities.

“This provides us with new capabilities and new insights into the management of very large scale data, computational systems and services that we couldn’t gain just by ourselves,” said IU President Michael McRobbie.

Ivy Tech will pay IU to house and eventually upgrade its hardware. Ivy Tech President Tom Snyder couldn’t say how much the outsourcing will cost, but said the community college will save half-a-million dollars a year in operating costs and will have its data copied to servers on IU’s main campus in case of emergency.

“Net-net it’s a lower cost on a go-forward basis than what we would spend with all of our own resources. Because to keep up our computer system, we have to have all of the staffing 24/7. So this will give us this backup now in Bloomington that Michael McRobbie talked about,” Snyder said.

The State of Indiana will also house some of Ivy Tech’s servers. The move is slated for July.

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