IT Services


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The USDC offers high-speed network services, from links to the University network and the internet to private, un-routable, networks within the data centre for managing cluster heartbeat connections and private storage networks (fibre-channel and IP-based).

For both co-located equipment and virtual servers on the private cloud, two types of networking are available:

The network must be selected on a per-rack, or per virtual machine basis. One rack cannot be connected to both networks to ensure problems cannot be propagated between the networks, or network loops created.