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This paper describes the experience of the University at Albany (UAlbany) Libraries’ migration to a centralized University data center. Following an introduction to the environment at UAlbany, the authors discuss the advantages of data center consolidation. Lessons learned from the project include the need to participate in the planning process, review migration schedules carefully, clarify costs of centralization, agree on a service level agreement, communicate plans to customers, and leverage economies of scale.


This is the Publisher’s PDF of the following article made available by Information Technology and Libraries: Mugridge, R. L., & Sweeney, M. (2015). Data Center Consolidation at the University at Albany. Information Technology and Libraries, 34(4), 18-29.

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