Solano College board to consider new server project

By From page A6 | March 05, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Solano Community College governing board members will meet in a study session Wednesday for their regular session.

Among the few discussion items on the agenda, the board is being asked to consider approval of a $225,000 network server upgrade to avoid the possibility of the college’s computer systems grinding to a halt.

According to a staff report, a recent analysis of the school’s systems by Dell Inc. showed the servers to be near capacity and on pace to reach maximum capacity within three to six months.

“If nothing is done, our system will come to a halt and critical services will be impacted or lost,” the report states.

To address the problem, the school’s Technology Services and Support Division recommends allocating Measure G bond money to add more server processing power as well as more storage, for a total cost of $225,836.62.

A summary of the costs shows $146,679.95 for new servers and $152,027.67 for a new storage area network for data storage, with a discount from Dell of $72,872.

Also on the agenda is an update on Measure Q, the $348 million bond measure passed in 2012 that’s intended to pay for upgrades and new construction. The update is to include information on the Educational Master Plan, the proposed project list and an update on Building 1200.

The meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Faculty/Staff Lounge, Building 1400, Room, 1401A at the school’s main campus, 4000 Suisun Valley Road.

Reach Mike Corpos at 427-6979 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/mcorposdr.


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