Infrastructure Services

The CITS Infrastructure Services Group manages the computing server infrastructure supporting UMB enterprise campus applications. 

Campus infrastructure management includes servers, operating system, system utilities, assistance with application installations and upgrades; capacity planning; backup and recovery; security monitoring; and performance tuning. 

The server infrastructure includes:

  • On-premises physical & virtualized Windows and Unix-based platforms as well as multiple cloud-based platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, and Oracle).

Computing Facilities

In addition to UMB’s campus data center, there is an alternate data center located at 300 W. Lexington. UMB acquired some much-needed computer room space at 300 W. Lexington St. A short distance from the campus, this building has high-speed connections to the campus fiber-optic network backbone and to its high-speed research networks. 

Approximately 3,200 square feet, house equipment from overcrowded campus computer rooms, production systems, backup systems, school and departmental equipment, and equipment for high-performance computing. The room also serves as a storage facility for faculty research projects and for continuity purposes. 

Two important advisory groups were formed to help with the development and use of this space. First, a faculty research computing support advisory group provides input regarding computing needs and requirements and helps create an implementation, use, and sustainability model so that the space can effectively support the needs of faculty research projects. 

The value of this acquired room is the creation of a UMB computing facility that synthesizes a common computing infrastructure with computing systems, specific applications, and data storage all linked by a high-speed network across campus and to the outside world.