C&IT data center move project

Construction of Wayne State's new data center was completed in early 2019, and C&IT engineers are moving critical infrastructure during the summer. 

Check this page for updates as future maintenance is scheduled for this project. Follow C&IT on Twitter @WayneStateCIT for instant updates. Email cit@wayne.edu for questions or concerns about how this project may affect your school, college or unit.


Sunday, June 9

There will be a planned outage of Wayne State data center systems during this move Sunday, June 9, from 12:01 a.m. until noon.  This is the second—and largest—planned outage in a schedule designed to move C&IT into the new data center this summer 2019. 

Many Wayne State systems will not be accessible. This includes:

  • Wayne State Wi-Fi networks (WSU-SECURE, WSU-PUBLIC, WSU-LIMITED, eduroam) will not be available during this window, but wired internet connections should be unaffected
  • www.wayne.edu 
  • Office 365 (Outlook, Teams, etc.)
  • Academica
  • Canvas (including Echo360 lecture capture)
  • VPN
  • High Performance Computing platform (both GRID and Big Data)

Sunday, May 19 

There will be maintenance related to the data center move Sunday, May 19, from midnight until 8 a.m.

  • Academica, Canvas, and Wayne Connect (Office 365 email and apps) will be available, but may experience intermittent login issues.
  • WSU-PUBLIC (Wayne State's Wi-Fi network for guests and visitors) will NOT be available.
  • Network connection to the TechTown campus (including I2C) will NOT be available.
  • Computers at University Physicians Group sites will NOT have access to the internet.

Thursday, May 16

There will be maintenance related to the data center move Thursday, May 16, from 6 - 8 a.m.  

  • All Wayne State Wi-Fi networks will experience intermittent outages.

TBD — Firewall move


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Last edited June 5, 2019