Status – Initiative build-out complete
The IT Power Plant aimed to transform the way that virtualization services are provisioned and delivered to faculty, students, staff, and units across the campus. The goals were to provide an environment that is easy to provision and request virtual machines, clear and easy to understand costing, and a place to share and use images with appropriate access to management interfaces and monitoring.
VM growth from 862 VMs in 2016 to 1287 VMs (just in DCL datacenter)
- ~50% increase from 2016
On-demand backups/snapshots in Veeam.
Integrated backups – Veeam in service
No additional virtualization clusters for redundancy
No VM self-provisioning
Investigating option to move to a Hyper-converged infrastructure and NSX (software networking).