The Division of IT provides the technical infrastructure to the University to support FIU’s services.
Enterprise MS SQL clusters
The windows enterprise team manages both the SharePoint dedicated and general-use MSSQL clusters. These are fault-tolerant environments that provide database services to a number of enterprise and department level applications.
Systems Center Suite
System Center is a suite of management tools offered by Microsoft. There are tools for management and monitoring of PCs, Macs, Linux/Unix, servers and virtual environments as well as IT process automation and service delivery. The Windows Enterprise Systems group is currently integrating these tools and delegating access to IT support staff within the Division and units to improve management of IT resources and assets.
Hyper-V Private Cloud Infrastructure
The majority of the above services are hosted on a virtual hosting environment running Microsoft Hyper-V and managed by the System Center suite of tools. Emphasis is placed on the delivery of services and automation of the underlying OS layer so that IT resources can be focused on improving service delivery. Testing is underway to investigate augmenting the Hyper-V private cloud with the Azure public cloud offerings from Microsoft.