1. Refurbishment of the Banbury Road Data Centre (OUCS)
The Banbury Road Data Centre is now over thirty years old and much of the
existing infrastructure needs to be replaced to ensure that University services
remain housed within a reliable and resilient facility.
OUCS has received funding to plan the refurbishment of the Banbury Road Data Centre.
The refurbishment has three key objectives:
1. To greatly improve the existing facility and to bring it up to international standards so it may
complement the new Shared Data Centre at South Parks Road.
2. To provide a greater degree of resilience for business critical IT systems through the
availability of two modern data centres at different sites.
3. To increase capacity whilst lowering the cost per square metre of energy usage and therefore saving the
University money and contributing to the University's environmental sustainability strategy.
The refurbishment is part of a larger programme of projects
to provide modern, resilient data centre
facilities for the University.
2. Project Objectives
To undertake a feasibility and project design study in order to prioritise and plan a refurbishment
of the Banbury Road Data Centre. The project will:
- scope the replacement of inefficient cooling systems
- enhance power distribution
- improve security and hardware monitoring systems
- ensure the minimum of disruption to existing systems and services
The Refurbishment project comes within a programme of projects which is overseen
by an internal project working group.
The programme draws on expertise from across OUCS.
Further details will be added to this page as they are scoped and defined by the
project working group.
The project reports to the PRAC ICT Sub-committee on a termly basis.
The reports are available within the
ODIT Project Summary Reports.