Tuesday, 16 August 2011

University's Internet Connection Speed Doubles to 4Gbps

The University's connection to the Internet is set to double in speed from 2Gbps to 4Gbps.

This will take place over two days:

30th August 2011, 07:00 - 09:00
The connection in our secondary machine room will be upgraded.  No interruption to service is expected but Internet connectivity for the whole campus is "at risk" for the duration of the work.

13th September 2011, 07:00 - 09:00
The connection in our primary machine room will be upgraded.  No interruption to service is expected but Internet connectivity for the whole campus is "at risk" for the duration of the work.

We have two connections to the Internet so that if there are problems in one machine room the University remains connected via the other machine room. For the vast majority of time both connections are active and the University can exploit the full connection capacity.

Our Internet connection speed is measured in Gbps which means gigabits per second, ie one thousand millions bits of computer data each second.