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Server Modernization Project

Over the next few months, IT Services will replace UWindsor's central file storage system with a new file storage solution (Dell EMC Isilon). 

The migration of this file system, which is used by many campus applications and integrations, is part of the University's continuous efforts to enhance our shared IT infrastructure with more resilient and secure hardware in line with our institutional cybersecurity work plan. 

The file storage solution will provide the UWindsor campus community with many benefits:

  • Improved performance
  • Greater scalability
  • Enhanced security features

As with any major system upgrade, there will be some disruption. Everything possible will be done to minimize downtime and operational issues. It is anticipated that two system disruptions will occur over the course of the file system migration:

  • May 25, 2023, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Next system disruption is anticipated sometime in July. (Exact date TBD)


Please check back to view the latest information about the project.

The Server Modernization Project will conclude in Fall 2023.