Progress Meeting for Data Centre development together with vendor and consultant
UniMAP Technical Workshop - Understand the differences between operational and configuration mode in JUNOS
After sitting in on this workshop, all staff who are join this training will be able to understand the differences between operational and configuration mode in JUNOS.
Display familiarity in the following products :
- Juniper MX Series routers
- Juniper SRX Series Firewalls
- Juniper EX series Switches
- Juniper OFabric System
- Juniper Junos Space management platform
- Juniper Firefly host
- Juniper Webapp Secure
Explain the responsibilities of each of the above listed products.
This move will help put UniMAP at the forefront of ICT facilities among universities, says UniMAP IT Head Nasrudin Abd Shukor.
Higher technical education institution Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) is to build a green data centre using Juniper MetaFabric architecture to help enhance IT services and cut operating expenditure.
Nasrudin Abd Shukor, director of IT for UniMAP said the new facility, due to be fully operational by February 2015, will help UniMAP to "dramatically reduce the environmental footprint and operational costs of its data centre operations while enhancing service delivery to students, staff and external parties."
"At a time when data centre operations are under pressure to enhance its service delivery to students, academicians, staff and external parties while adhering to green environmental footprint and lower operational costs, Juniper Networks MetaFabric architecture, which includes security and network management solutions have been identified, selected and deployed at our Pauh Putra campus new data centre to help us, achieve the above," said Nasrudin.
He said that as the new architecture will use far fewer devices than a conventional data centre network, Juniper Networks QFabric System requires anywhere from 68 percent to 89 percent less power.
"At the same time, the new data centre network designed with microseconds latency will enable us to provide leading-edge data centre access, putting UniMAP at the forefront of ICT facilities among universities in Malaysia," said Nasrudin, adding that the new facility is designed to support cloud operations.
He said that UniMAP's ICT Centre currently offered more than 50 Web-based systems to students and staff, several of which are already being offered as apps for Android mobile platforms. With average port-to-port latency of just three microseconds across the QFX3000-M, the new cloud data centre infrastructure was expected to deliver considerably faster system response times and greater reliability on service delivery
"Leading educational institutions today require a network that can keep up with the rigorous demands of their business and leverage the cloud in a smart and evolutionary way," said Juniper Networks senior vice president, Asia Pacific, Wendy Koh. "We are delighted that UniMAP has selected our MetaFabric architecture that allows their new data centre to operate as a single pool of network resources, providing tremendous levels of flexibility and efficiency, ultimately improving service delivery to students, staff and external parties."
Consolidation and Cloud Koh said by Using Juniper Networks QFabric, UniMAP will be able consolidate about 100 existing servers onto a few high-capacity blade servers that have been sized to run up to 200 virtual machines, delivering a further reduction in power consumption and space requirements to support exiting services.
She added that the QFX3000-M QFabric System provided scope for UniMAP to scale its data centre operation to well over 30 times its current size.
This data centre headroom can be used by UniMAP for new e-services, teaching purposes, research using high-performance computing and even for the possibility of providing cloud hosting services to local government departments in the state of Perlis, said Koh.
UniMAP, which has about 6,000 students and more than 1,700 academic and non-academic staff, focuses on electronics-based engineering and related fields and is also the hub of eight specialist research clusters.
Green Data Center Will Enable UniMAP To Slash OpEx While Turbocharging Digital Service Delivery And Boosting Research Capabilities
“Zimbra is familiar for anyone that has used Microsoft Outlook but with many added features and open source technology.”
Nasrudin Abd Shukor, Director ICT Center
link in Zimbra page : https://info.zimbra.com/case-study-unimap
On 18th of July 2104, UniMAP ICT Centre had organized a’Solat Jumaat Bersama Masyarakat’ held at Al-A’la mosque in Behor Temak, Kayang. This programme is one of compulsory programme in conjunction with Ihya’ Ramadhan 2014M/1435H. ICT Centre were assign to organized in Kangar Parliament. Before this two programme were held in Arau and Padang Besar Parliament.
This programme also attend by Tuan Ahmad Bakri Bin Dato’ Ali Kayang assemblyman and also State Government EXCO. Also attend UniMAP Vice Chancellor, Brig. Gen. Datuk Prof. Dr. Kamarudin Bin Hussin, all Deputy Vice Chancellor, UniMAP Registerar, Mr. Nasrudin Abd Shukor who are also ICT Center Director, Ustaz Hassan hj. Arshad, Islamic Center Director, Dean, Head Of Department and also UniMAP Staff.
This programme start on 11.00am with free medical check-up held by Health Center UniMAP to all villagers around the mosque. Al-A’la Mosque committee representative Ustaz Che’ Mei bin Harun start the programme with welcoming speech, followed by UniMAP Vice Chancellor and Kayang assemblyman. This programme climax is contributions ceremony from UniMAP to Al-A’la Masque. UniMAP contribute a donation for Al-A’la Mosque deliver more efficiency in managing the mosque. UniMAP also give away ‘Periuk Masak’ as memorable sign from UniMAP.
Attendees also were provide with gifts from UniMAP. Programme were finished at 2.30 pm.
With the development of ICT datacenter in Pauh Campus, the University has taken the opportunity to redesign its data center network, moving from a traditional hierarchical architecture to a flat fabric
topology, namely Qfabric System.
In our new Pauh Putra campus datacenter, the components of the QFabric System— QFabric Nodes, Interconnects, and Directors—interact and operate as a single switch, enabling single hop, any-to-any connectivity for servers, storage, and existing network components.
Mr Raqibul Huq, the Vice President Engineering of Joseph Melookaran Associates IT of Kansas City, the solution provider for Juniper Networks USA, along with Mr Joseph Melookaran, the CEO himself will be at ICT Center, Kubang Gajah this Tuesday 3 rd Feb 2015 for further discussion on the implementation.
With the visit, a talk on ‘ Data Center and Networking Trends’ is organised and will commence at
Venue : ICT Meeting Room, Kubang Gajah
Time : 11am.
Date : Tuesday 3 rd February 2015
On 27th November 2014, an Internal Audit Session on Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) were held at Pusat Teknologi Maklumat & Komunikasi, ICT Center at Kubang Gajah Campus. The session start on 9.30 a.m. with Opening Meeting between Auditor and ICT Center Representative which are also head of department (HOD). The audit were conducted and supervise by Mr. Rahim Bin Ngatman from AISG Resources Sdn. Bhd. 4 certified ISMS Auditor from ICT Center also involved lead by Nor Azima Binti Abu Seman.
This Internal Audit were conducted to review an implementation by ICT Center according to new Standard ISO/IEC 27001:2013. This session is also one of requirement for ICT Center UniMAP maintained the ISMS Certification on ISMS. An implementation is apply to all department in ICT Center UniMAP which is Administration Office, Data Center, Networking, MIS & PC Maintainence. All HOD take part in audit session which include interview and also site visit in ICT Center.
The Audit Session finish at 5.30 pm.
Wesite Training Session
On 16 May 2014, a website tutorial session was held at ICT Center UniMAP Kubang Gajah from 10 a.m. This tutorial session purposely to exposed staff how to create, develop, and manage their own PTJ website. For this session, staff from UniMAP Internal Audit and UniMAP Multimedia attend practical session consult by Mr. Mohd Afif Bin Jamel Khir.
ICT Center UniMAP Launch Online Offer Letter Web Application
From 12 May to 02 June 2014, all prospectives students in Diploma were able to get their offer letter through new release web application. This web application is the cooperation between ICT Center(Academic Management Unit) and Registry Department (Student Record & Admission Unit). Officially launch on 12 May 2014, prospectives students is encourage to get their offer letter through this application. This application will be closed on 02 June 2014. Click here.
The ISMS (Information Security Management System) Certification In ICT Center UniMAP
UniMAP ICT Centre has been certified and obtained the certification of MS ISO/IEC 27001:2007 from SIRIM QAS International Sdn Bhd and IQNet International Certification Network Network for the implementation of ISMS - Information Security Management System (Cert No: AR 5815) until 30th September 2015.
This certification has been obtained based on the First Surveillance Audit from SIRIM which had been implemented on 22nd to 24th January 2014. During the audit session, ICT Center had provided the related evidences regarding the compliance towards the documented procedures and policies.
Therefore, we seek the cooperation from of all UniMAP staff to support the implementation of the ISMS. This certificate were delivered by Vice Chancellor to Mr. Nasrudin Abd Shukor as Director of ICT Center UniMAP.
Mr. Nasrudin receive ISMS certificate from vice chancellor Datuk Kamarudin Hussin
CICT UniMAP ISMS 2nd Review Meeting
On 7th May 2014 CICT UniMAP had conduct 2nd Review Meeting taking place at CICT meeting room. This meeting attend by all staff and were conducted by
Mrs. Rohazna Wahab. All HOD(Head of Division) had a discussion with members in their group. This meeting is one of ISMS requirement which have to review
all the policy and documented procedure accordingly to make sure this requirement is fulfill. Next review meeting will be notify again by Administration Division as
ISMS official secretariat. Meeting were postponed at 12.00 noon.