The University of Texas has completed a new $32 million data center meant to meet the school’s growing information technology needs, the Austin Business Journal reports. The new University Data Center includes about 4,700 square feet of space for computing equipment and one gigbit-per-second and 10 Gbps network connections. The university is consolidating its technology equipment and customer services department to center, freeing up space in academic buildings. The facility also increases the physical and information security of IT resources and frees up financial resources by making “the dollars allocated to information technology go further.” The UDC embraces the university’s green principles by putting a strong focus on the energy efficiency and cooling — the two most critical resources for a data center.
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