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Centre for Technical Support

Centre for Technical Support (CTS) maintains the policies governing the use of VIT computing and IT communication resources. The IT Policy applies to the resources administered by the administrative departments such as Library, Computer Laboratories, Offices of the Institution, Hostels and Guest houses wherever the network facility was provided by the Institution.

Further, all the faculty, students, staff, departments, authorized visitors/visiting faculty and others who may be granted permission to use the IT Infrastructure, and must comply with the guidelines. Certain violations of IT policy laid down by VIT by any institution member may even result in disciplinary action against the offender by the institution authorities.

The acceptable use policies are applicable to Employees, Students, and Vendors & Visitors. CTS has framed various policy like Procurement, Installation, of Hardware, Network and software. E-mail account has been facilitated to Employee and students under E-mail Use policy which is reviewed and maintained whenever the modification happens. Website Hosting and Database Usage policy has its method and hierarchy which is followed systematically.
 

IT Infrastructure

IT infrastructure has been widely spread across connecting 56 buildings with very high-speed robust network backbone. Our Computer network is built on CISCO switching platform with backbone running on 10Gig at present. 12000+ IP enabled devices are connected to this fast network. Understanding the demands of faculty and students to use digital media for their research, teaching & learning process, 10Gbps of internet bandwidth is made available through three major Internet service providers.

S.No Service Provider Bandwidth
1 JIO 6 GBPS
2 TATA 3 GBPS
3 BSNL 1 GBPS

Over 2231 WIFI access points are positioned across the campus to facilitate internet access to our students, faculty and guests while they are in the campus. Seamless internet access given to students through Hotspots and well planned WIFI network at Hostel rooms.

Number of students : Number of Computers available to students for academic purposes 33322 : 8293

VIT has invested heavily in building up the energy efficient SmartRow Data Centre in 1000 Sq.Ft. area. The features include 10 Smart Row Racks, 3 Libert CRV In-Row Cooling Solution, 90KVA Modular UPS with batteries, Fire Alarm Systems, Biometric Access Control Systems, CCTV and Remote Monitoring & Management Software. VIT maximizes the use of efficient energy solutions at the Data Center while minimizing the impact on the environment.

The comprehensive infrastructure includes 68 physical servers with 366TB of storage for Private Cloud with 220+ Virtual Machines and 500 Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) implemented for the students to work with engineering software anytime anywhere from any device. Our campus IT facility secured by implementing the best of the security solution from Palo Alto, McAfee, CISCO AMP and K7 which includes Next Generation firewall, Application firewall, Email Security, Advance Malware Protection, Endpoint Threat Protection, OpenDNS etc.

 

Network Security Devices

Description

Model

Nos.

Palo Alto Networks Enterprise Firewall

PaloAlto

2

Proxy Server

Mcafee

1

APPWALL 200 MBPS Web Application Firewall

Radware

1

F Secure Messaging Security Gateway

F-Secure

1

Vulnerablity Scanner

Nessus

1

Open DNS

CISCO

1

Advance Endpoint Protection

PaloAlto

1

Anti Virus

K7 Computing

1

 

Network Switches

Description

Model

Nos.

Network Core Switches

CISCO

2

Cisco Nuxes Switches

CISCO

2

Network Switches

CISCO

408

Network Switches - POE-Wireless

BROCADE

41

Network Switches- CCTV

ALLIED TELESIS

129

 

Wireless

 

Description

Model

Nos.

Wi-Fi Access Point

Ruckus

2231

Wi-Fi Controller

Ruckus

2

 

Surveillance

Description

Model

Nos.

Biometric Device

I clock 900

261

Surveillance Camera

Hikivision / CPplus / Dauha

1796

NVR

Hikivision

46

 

Servers & Storage Devices

 

Physical Servers

Brand

Model

Qty

Dell

PowerEdge R420/R430/R520/R720/R7425

16

HP

Proliant DL 120/165/360/380/385 - Gen 6/8/9

19

IBM

SystemX3550/X3650/Blade Servers HS22

31

Sun Solaris

Sunfire X4100

2

 

Total

68

 

 

 

 

Virtualization

Brand

Model

No of Servers

CPU Cores

RAM

HP

ProLiant BL460c Gen9 Blade Server

12

248

3.15 TB

DELL

PowerEdge M630 Blade Server

6

240

3.528 TB

Lenovo

Lenovo Flex System x240 M5

7

168

2240 GB

Lenovo

Lenovo System X 3650 M4

3

72

960 GB

IBM

SYSTEM X 3650 M4

2

64

270 GB

DELL EMC

PowerEdge R740xd

4

80

512 GB

 

Total

34

872

10.66 TB

 

 

 

 
 

Storage Devices

Brand

Storage

Size (TB)

HP

MSA 2040 SAN

158.8 TB

Dell

SCv2020

30.02 TB

Lenovo

V3700 V2

13.36 TB

IBM

STORWIZE V3700 - 5 TB

5 TB

RAID STORE

IPSAN R-US-208i- 9TB

9 TB

DELL EMC

vSAN

150 TB

 

Total

366.18 TB

 

 

 

 

Streaming Devices

Brand

Device

No's

EXTRON SME 100

H.264 Streaming Media Encoder

1

EXTRON SMP 351

H.264 Streaming Media Processors

1

Black Magic Web Presenter

Web Presenter

4

 

Thin Clients

Brand

Thin Clients

No's

N - COMPUTING

N SERIES - N400

120

DELL WYSE

DELL WYSE 3040

100

 

VIT has proper budgeting process to arrive the IT budget needs of every school/department. Requirement gathering happens at the school/departments. Once the IT budget is finalized at the school/department level, the approved budget is consolidated at CTS and arrive the total IT Budget requirement.

An average Annual Budget of Rs.17.87 Crore per year, provided on improving the IT facility shows the commitment of our Management in building the world class IT facility in our campus. This includes the Capital and Operational budget of Vellore and Chennai Campus.

IT expansion is done based on assessing the requirement and also understanding the need of implementing the best of the breed technology to support the teaching and learning process. Also understand the industry requirement with respect to advance technology to ensure that our students are well aware of the technologies prevailing in the market.