Shared IT Services Transforms WUSTL Campuses in Summer 2019

Shared IT Services (SITS) is working with departments on both WUSTL campuses during summer 2019. The program is currently engaged with Surgery, Anesthesiology, Psychiatry, and The McKelvey School of Engineering on migration activities.

The following units recently entered the Discovery phase in preparation for their migration: McDonnel Genome Institute, WUCA, Alumni & Development and University Libraries. In the Discovery phase, we collect detailed data on Business resources (users, devices, servers, applications, etc.). We also collect information on the unit’s business and support processes. By collecting this myriad of information, we are able to plan migrations, align service expectations, and be better prepared to support the unit going forward.

Here is a view of the Discovery process:

Infrastructure Discovery efforts to date have included a review of 1,774 servers on WUSTL Campuses. A key outcome of this work results in 41% of servers that were discovered have been or will be retired during this transformation.  This number largely results from consolidating duplicate services, decommissioning end-of-life equipment, and retiring no longer needed applications. By consolidating many of the school and department server and storage offerings into highly secure and redundant environments, SITS continues to reduce risk for the University.