The existing Hall 1 of the shared data centre (SDC) was shut down over the weekend of 15th and 16th July in order to carry out essential electrical works required for the expansion of the facility with the commissioning of the new Hall 2. These electrical works were completed successfully to schedule.
The shutdown affected colleges, departments and faculties with equipment housed in the SDC and we are pleased to say that they regained access to their equipment by 2pm on Sunday 16th July. The shutdown also meant that some services provided by IT Services (e.g. WebLearn, Nexus and Chorus) were at risk through only being available at a single site. A few services were unavailable during the shutdown, e.g. Hierarchical File Services. All services were restored to full resilience by 9am on Tuesday 18th July.
We would like to thank all SDC users and service users for their forbearance during the shutdown.