ITS Projects

The project list contains the current work in progress. For more information about the projects, contact the project manager.

Updated 12/5/2022

Ann Arbor Campus Fiber Improvements

Executive Sponsor(s): Andrew Palms
Project manager: Katarina Thomas
Status: On Track
To keep up with increasing demand for network resources the university needs to expand the current fiber footprint, installed in 2001. New fiber investments to connect campus buildings in the new network architecture and eliminate all single points of failure is expected to keep the university’s fiber infrastructure current for 30-50 years. Investment in fiber will also substantially lower future... Read more

Cellular Service Improvements

Executive Sponsor(s): Andrew Palms
Project manager: Siba El Dallal
Status: On Track
This project will maximize access to cellular service on all U-M campuses and U-M hospitals through targeted strategic enhancements to the service model. ITS is engaging the carriers that operate facilities in the southeast Michigan area (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Dish) to deliver a high-quality of experience for all cellular users. Specific efforts include: Installation and support of... Read more

ITS DL Replacement Project

Executive Sponsor(s): Andrew Palms
Project manager: Kohei Akio
Status: On Track
The Distribution Layer (DL) Upgrade Project will replace the Distribution Layer (DL) Switch(es) in 180 buildings across the Ann Arbor campus to enable the capability for any of these buildings to connect to the upgraded network at 100 Gbps.

MACC Data Center Network Replacement

Executive Sponsor(s): Andrew Palms
Project manager: Katarina Thomas
Status: On Track
MACC data center provides a physically secure location for ITS and unit-supplied servers, storage, switches, and related equipment. It is used mainly by research faculty and staff that require high performance infrastructure in a controlled and secure environment. To meet these growing research computing requirements ITS has redesigned and is replacing MACC network infrastructure. The new network... Read more

Stretch Cluster Project

Executive Sponsor(s): Martin Sager
Project manager: Greg Stathes
Status: On Track
Develop and implement a new Stretch Cluster for the MiServer environment. This project will increase the capacity across data centers that will improve the reliability and capacity for applications running on the MiServer environment. In the event of a disaster at one data center, the MiServers could quickly recover at a secondary data center. This project will use the ITS Service Governance... Read more

Telephone Upgrade

Executive Sponsor(s): Andrew Palms
Project manager: Eric Brannon
Status: On Track
ITS will upgrade the U-M's telephone network and systems. As the current telephone system on the UM-Ann Arbor campus was installed in 1984, it is no longer supported by the vendor and at increasing risk of failure. Failure to our current telephone system could mean losing the platform that supports all campus business, call centers, and emergency calling.