The IT Infrastructure team is responsible for building and maintaining Emerson College's IT networking, telecommunications, and server systems, including email, wireless/wired internet, network storage, and the campus phone system.
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Emerson College's IT Infrastructure is largely contained within the data center located at 1 Summer Street. We have 2 Gigabits of bandwidth coming in from outside providers. Our internal network, including floor closets, wireless access points, and core switches is an entirely Juniper Networks environment. Emerson is also connected to Internet 2 via Northern Crossroads, allowing for high speed connections to Harvard, MIT, and other educational institutions. A growing number of curricular, business, and dormitory floors on campus are connected at 10 Gigabit, allowing computers on the wired LAN to edit video from our network storage, transfer files quickly from our servers, and achieve fast download speeds.
The data center also houses our server environment. Our VMware cluster is built from five high-memory, high-CPU Dell Enterprise hosts. In recent years, Emerson has worked toward decreasing our power footprint by consolidating services into our virtual environment. Today, the majority of our servers and services, including web sites, file storage, applications, and security are virtual, providing greater redundancy, upgrade flexibility, and power efficiency.