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Computing

Data Center Services (UTO, ETS/Researching Computing)

Data center services encompass all of the services and facility-related activities that support the implementation, maintenance, operation, and enhancement of a data center, which is an environment that provides processing, storage, networking, management and the distribution of data within an enterprise. ASU, through UTO, ETS, and Research Computing, provided information about Data center services and activities with the links below.

UTO Link:

https://uto.asu.edu/hosting-and-data-center-operations

ETS Link for Fulton DataCenter:

Fulton Datacenter

Desktop Computing

Desktop Computing services are available to all FSE faculty researchers and staff. Services include general consultation and guidance as well as expertise on specific topics including FSE computer standards and security reviews. For questions contact your School IT team at any time here or under the About menu.

Link for more information on Desktop Computing Standards:

FSE Computer Standards

Research Computing, High Performance Computing

Research Computing provides large-scale computational resources and consulting services to students, faculty, staff and collaborators for effective research. They also provide services for the academic super computing facility, providing high-performance and high-throughput computing environments to support research data needs.

To learn more about Research Computing and High Performance Computing visit their page here.

ASU Cloud Services

ASU Researchers can utilize Cloud Services from providers like Amazon (AWS), Microsoft (Azure), and Google (Google Compute Platform). Researchers can utilize these services based on their needs.

  • For AWS, ASU provides for consolidated billing and management as part of an AWS/ASU enterprise agreement. To get started and learn more, see here. To continue the request requires a Cost Center / Program Code. Assistance is provided by the University Technology Office.
  • For Azure, ASU provides for subscriptions within the ASU tenant. To get started place a request here, and choose Other and describe your needs. Assistance is provided by ASU Knowledge Enterprise.
  • For Google Compute, ASU can provide basic assistance with getting started. To initiate, place a request here, and choose Other and describe your needs. Assistance is provided by ASU Knowledge Enterprise.

 

If you want more information about these three services and comparisons between them, you can follow the link below:

https://www.cloudhealthtech.com/blog/cloud-comparison-guide-glossary-aws-azure-gcp

Server-on-Demand (VMs)

Engineering Technical Services (ETS) offers a cost-effective and reliable Virtual Machines (VM) based on the VMware vSphere Virtual Infrastructure suite. Server-on-Demand is intended to serve departments and research units for the Fulton Schools of Engineering (FSE) with the benefits of server virtualization, including improved server reliability and availability, easier web-based VM administration, lower total operational cost, and a smaller carbon footprint through more efficient utilization of physical servers.

Link to information about Server-on-Demand can be found here.