Storm Update: Penn State Data Centers Status

The University is taking a number of precautions to protect Penn State’s information technology (IT) systems and infrastructure during the weather event currently impacting the Eastern United States.

In anticipation of potential widespread electrical disruptions, the following measures are being taken to safeguard Penn State’s centrally-supported data centers:

– The Computer Building data center has been proactively moved to generator power, and will be monitored throughout the storm.

– The Shields data center is being monitored and will move to generator power, if needed.

– The buildings that support the University’s telecommunication systems are being monitored and will move to generator power, if needed.

– Non-essential systems in the Pattee-Paterno data center are being proactively shut-down. Remaining systems will be monitored and shut-down, if needed.

For more information related to the status of the University’s centrally-supported data centers, please contact Mark Saussure at: mcs4@psu.edu.

The University will continue to provide IT systems and infrastructure updates throughout the duration of the storm.

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