Franklin & Marshall College Franklin & Marshall College

Infrastructure Improvements

You likely saw the announcement about our new guest wireless service that debuted just before Commencement.  We will continue to tune this service, but it is already being used heavily for special events.  We will also complete our network core upgrade which should bring much greater capacity and redundancy to our campus network.  Our current network infrastructure is more than 7 years old and is in need of replacement.  We will also complete a significant upgrade to our virtual server infrastructure.  Nearly 130 of our 170 servers on campus are part of this virtual infrastructure. This upgrade will bring new management features, including much easier ability to deploy new virtual servers when needed.  ITS has also recently announced that the latest version of CrashPlan Pro, with a new dedicated server, is now available to support backups of your desktop workstation--good insurance in the event of a disaster!  We will be working throughout the Summer and early Fall to complete the campus migration to this new platform so the older instance can be decommissioned.