CU-Boulder is pleased to announce that the campus is opening an energy-efficient, professionally managed data center in the summer of 2014. The data center will be located on East Campus at the Space Science Center (SPSC).
The new data center is designed to bolster our competitiveness as an R1 institution and serve as a centrally managed resource to improve research conditions and administrative work over localized computing space on campus. Advantages include more centrally mediated online security for networking and computer systems, support from Research Computing and OIT in specifying institutionally provided computing infrastructure in grant proposals, backed-up power and cooling, around the clock support of the facility, strong physical security, and the freeing up of local department space.
Incentives to promote use of the new data center include:
The Boulder campus is funding construction and will subsidize ongoing operational costs. Once the incentive periods noted above have ended, a quarter of a rack, a typical need, will cost $62.50 per month ($750 per year).
Additional details regarding the capabilities, use, and costs for the SPSC
Data Center are online at http://www.colorado.edu/datacenter. OIT is available to help determine what your space and computing requirements are.