IT disaster center at WSU lands Ohio funding

Wright State is expanding its data backup and recovery capabilities with more than $800,000 approved by the State Controlling Board on Monday.

The money will help pay for network routers and for WSU’s portion of a remote information technology disaster recovery site in Fairborn, according to the university’s request to the board.

Wright State is collaborating with Ohio University on the data center to lower costs.

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The data center allows for quick recovery and protection of university functions and data, allowing the university to re-establish service quickly to thousands of students, faculty, staff, visitors, and community partners, according to the request.

The data will allow Wright State to back up data on payroll, procurement, finances, student accounts, course content phone systems, merchant services and alert systems, according to the request.


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