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UB 2020

University at Buffalo's strategic plan

Archives: IT Transformation Completed Projects

Consolidation: IT Servers and Services


Develop a complete strategy and implementation for consolidating campus servers. Create economies of scale, increased security, and consistent, predictable service through a consolidated support infrastructure. This infrastructure and accompanying services should maintain and/or improve the quality of support and responsiveness that customers receive, and should operate in partnership with all IT units. The focus will initially be the campuses administrative units, but the plan should have the capability of being scaled to the entire campus.


  • Built upon a Unix calendaring distributed infrastructure
  • Established a standard for a collaborative file system; servers currently being taken off line
  • Unix and DFS infrastructures taken off line
  • All new database infrastructures can use the created infrastructure instead of purchasing new
  • Many potentials of savings moving forward

Consolidation: IT Servers and Services

  • Joe Mantione*
  • Elias Eldayrie*
  • Chuck Dunn*
  • Lynn Collis
  • Dave Costello
  • Ray Dannenhoffer
  • Tom Okon
  • Matt Stock
  • Kathy Stuber
  • Tom Wendt
  • Michael Chlebowy

* Team Leaders