Potential Storm-Related Loss of Web and Email Access

As with her sister Irene last year, Hurricane Sandy may knock out access to College email and the College’s website in the next few days.

Working with Web Services, the Office of Information Technology has created  http://news.smcm.edu/, a blog site at Amazon’s Northern Virginia data center for emergency communication in the event that the College’s web site goes down during the storm.  (The IT News on Campus blog is also located there.)

OIT is scheduled to migrate all of the College’s web and email assets to the cloud by next summer, greatly diminishing the possibility of such service interruptions in the future.

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