Colocation Collaboration: Building a Data Center Together

Wednesday, March 13 | 4:50PM–5:40PM | Room 553
Session Type: NC13

In the summer of 2012, Emmanuel College and Massachusetts College of Art and Design, both members of the Colleges of the Fenway consortium, consolidated their data centers in a shared facility outside of Boston. The project increased the reliability of their infrastructure while reducing long-term costs. This presentation will describe the project, how it has benefited all three organizations, and how other small colleges can learn from their experience to build strong intercollegiate relationships.


  • Matthew Burfeind

    Sr Manager, Business Process Reengineering, Road Scholar
  • Debbie Pepper

    Senior Director, Massachusetts College of Art and Design

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