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Trinity College Dublin wins the Tech Excellence Awards

NOW IN ITS 14th year, this Awards programme recognises excellence not only in implementing tech solutions, but also in the business of marketing and implementing technology for business.Over 20,000 students and staff depend on College IT services every day. With PCs, laptops, and smart phones connected to servers 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, it’s safe to say that as the need for technology grows in College, so does our carbon footprint. The question then arises: how do we become more energyefficient while also continuing to grow and change with technology to meet daily business needs? Enter the Green Data Centre.

Trinity College Dublin’s Green Data Centre was opened in March 2013. Since then, IT services have been transferred to this energy-efficient hosting facility and leading edge integrated and unified compute, storage and network platform. Over the coming years, ISS and partners will continue to work together, operating and maintaining the data centre and hosting platform so that it continues to deliver reliable, uninterrupted IT to both internal and external customers from one of the most energy efficient, flexible and scalable data centres in the world.

The delivery of the Green Data Centre (DC) facility phase allowed IS Services to provision Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and private cloud computing for College. The Green DC and IaaS provides College with an energy-efficient foundational hosting platform to support the delivery of local, centralised, sustainable or Green IT¹ services aligned to the College strategic objective² which aims to make Trinity College Dublin a Green Campus. The project work behind IaaS has included a public procurement activity followed by the build out and commissioning of new IT infrastructure and a large-scale migration of IT services from old hardware to IaaS in the Green Data Centre and secondary High Performance Research Computing Data Centre.

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