The Computing Data Centre (CDC) at LYIT have received a substantial donation of data centre equipment from Yahoo Inc.
Modern data centre facilities are an essential component in the move to cloud/green computing, a discipline taught to honours degree level at LYIT.
Thomas Dowling, Head of Department of Computing, welcomed the Yahoo donation.
“This equipment will give LYIT students superb access to a real world environment and will allow them to hone their skills. We’d like to thank Yahoo for their generous contribution.”
The equipment coming from Yahoo will be used for –
1. Enterprise applications and security teaching.
2. VMWare, Hyper-V and KVM virtualization and private cloud servers.
3. Project servers for award year students.
4. Project servers for MSc/post-graduate student projects.
The CDC is a teaching and research data centre run by the Computing department which replicates the work environment and offers hands-on learning for students.
It is used by 3rd and 4th year under-graduates and by post-graduate students, in addition to being a home for research projects in smart grid, software development and security.