RDC Policies/Co-Location

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RDCCLS is charged with providing strategic direction, establishing guidelines and policies for ensuring efficient and effective utilization of existing data center facilities. RDCCLS is also changed with developing a roadmap and evaluating options for supporting the projected needs and demands for additional RDC capabilities to support UA research mission and goals.



  1. Guidelines and Policies for current RDC usage (Q1 2014)
    • Process and procedure for obtaining RDC allocation
    • Duties and responsibilities (technical documentation) for RDC utilization
    • Managing pre allocation, proposal requests
  2. Roadmap for managing RDC growth for next 3 to 5 years (Q2 2014)
    • Survey of peer institutions (5 institutes)
    • Cataloging growth area/disciplines/projects that will need additional RDC capacity
    • Survey options for availability of space on and off campus
    • Establish initial rubric for evaluating options for RDC growth
    • Initial assessment of technology needs for future RDC needs (power, cooling, network, security etc.)