WMU News

Web service interrupted May 3 for major upgrade

April 26, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- Western Michigan University's main Web server, <www.wmich.edu>, will be unavailable between 6 p.m. Friday, May 3, and noon Saturday, May 4, during a major system upgrade.

As a result of the upgrade, performance of the main Web server will be significantly improved, according to system managers in the Office of Information Technology. The new server cluster will offer enhanced redundant capability in addition to better overall performance.

Migration to the new server cluster culminates months of planning and was scheduled for a period when the University is not in session to minimize any inconvenience to users. Major improvements to Web service are one product of the strategic plan for information technology, which has as one of its goals "To establish an exemplary Web presence that appropriately portrays Western Michigan University as a premier, student-centered, research institution."

Media contact: Thom Myers, 269 387-8400, thomas.myers@wmich.edu

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