DDH has been undertaking a major infrastructure project – a complete server renewal – over the past few months which we’re just about to complete, and we thought it might be interesting to say a bit more about the project, and the way in which we run our server infrastructure.
Once this work is complete – and the migration from old infrastructure to new is now underway (hooray!) – we will have a robust, resiliant and high performance development environment and platform for hosting our web-based projects which will last us for a full five years, with a sustainability and replacement plan taking us well into the future. It’s taken us a while to get here – as well as the support of College and a fair bit of creative thinking all round – but we now have the flexibility to support and sustain projects of all sizes. We have modest annual costs associated with the collocation of our servers but our sustainability planning covers this, and otherwise we’re self-sufficient, and this is a great place for a department like ours to be.