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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 is primarily focused on the Desktop Computing FSE Computer Standards. These are the computer standards that ASU has issued to make Research Computing easier and to provide Faculty/Students the information to research safely and to make sure that they have the correct equipment. Other topics that fall under Desktop Computing is the ability to Remote Desktop into a ASU owned device. Links will be provided below for more information on Desktop Computing Standards and a How-To guide on setting up Remote Desktop capabilities.

Link for the How-to guide for Remote Desktop capabilities:

https://secure.research.asu.edu/user-guides/remote-desktop-windows

Link for more information on Desktop Computing Standards:

FSE Computer Standards

Research Computing

Research Computing provides large-scale computational resources and consulting services to students, faculty, staff and collaborators for effective research.

To learn more about Research Computing visit their page here.

HPC Computing

Research Computing at Arizona State University maintains the academic super computing facility, providing high-performance and high-throughput computing environments to support research data needs.

Link to more information about High performance Research Computing:

https://cores.research.asu.edu/research-computing/about-rc

ASU Cloud Services

Cloud Service is is anything that is made available to user’s on demand via the internet from a cloud computing providers servers that is not being provided from a companies own on-premises servers. ASU provides three different types of cloud services. AWS, Azure, and Google Compute Platform (GCP). If you want more information about these three services and comparisons between them, you can follow the link below.

Link to more information about cloud services that ASU provides:

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.