Shared IT Services Prepares To Migrate Large Units in 2019

The Shared IT Services (SITS) program continues to move forward. Unit migrations to SITS remains a top priority of the Office of the Chief Information Officer and Vice Chancellor of IT at Washington University in St. Louis. The Shared Information Technology (IT) Services Program is an initiative designed to re-balance the information technology delivery model at Washington University in St. Louis by creating a shared infrastructure and end user computing service platform that facilitates the seamless sharing of information and positions the University for Strategic Advancement.

Where is SITS currently?

Shared IT Services is currently migrating Pathology, Orthopedic Surgery, Office of General Council, CFU North Campus and Students Affairs on the Danforth Campus.The following units have entered their Discovery phase in preparation for their migration dates; Neuroscience, Medschool Facilities and Olin Business School. In this phase, a unit’s data is analyzed to help plan and prepare for their migration needs. You can see what kind of data is gathered during discovery here.

Where is SITS next?

SITS will continue with scheduled migrations on multiple campuses through the rest of 2018. This will occur on a mixed scheduling effort by 4 migration teams. The upcoming units ahead will be Anesthesiology, DCM / OVCR, Psychiatry and the Sam Fox School. If we are heading to your workplace next, you can review our manual on “Preparing for the Move to Shared IT Services here.

Shared IT Statistics

In the last 4 weeks, SITS has averaged 137 workstation migrations per week and continues to move through multiple campuses. The overall number of completed workstations sits at just over 8,700 for the program as a whole, completing 700 additional workstations since October 2018. SITS will be migrating new departments in the January 2019, beginning with Olin Business School; a department which houses over 500 user workstations. To date, over 500 servers have been migrated or retired. Another 200 server migrations and retirements are being scheduled, and planning with a number of departments is under way.

Currently, SITS leadership is working on unveiling an updated migration schedule, as well as improving the support model. To see what units have already migrated, check out the list  here.