ICTS – We Connect.
Information Technology has today emphatically established its stronghold in the field of education. For all academic and research purposes, students and researchers alike, find it imperative to have unhindered access to IT resources, in order to achieve their academic goals;
And This Is Where ICTS Steps In..
A pivotal and integral part of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, catering to the IT requirements of the entire student and staff community at Amritapuri for more than a decade now and presenting State-of-the-art computing infrastructure, latest IT and Networking resources, up-to-date communication facilities, reliable customer services and dedicated user support- ICTS has emerged as a strong solutions-provider that excels in bettering itself.
We have an excellent and dedicated team of skilled engineers and technicians who form the very backbone of our department.
ICTS caters to computing facilities which comprise over 4000 computers and 3000 Wi-Fi enabled devices throughout the campus. 3000 plus networked desktops and workstations with 100 servers. Our data centre is spread over 1200 square feet and we possess a whopping 15 kms of optic fiber network coverage.
ICTS aims to explore new possibilities so that you, our customer enjoy great value-added benefits. ICTS strives to reach out to you, as a member of the Amrita University, and ensure that you always have the technology and capacity you need to get your work done, regardless of your location or the device platform you’re using.
Our goal is to provide solutions that enable flexibility, with IT support that’s readily available. We want you to have access to your data and everyday resources from anywhere, backed by the technology and support you need.
History of ICTS
Formed in 2003, ICTS initially brought together several related areas of IT infrastructure and telecommunication as a result of the University’s vision for seamlessly initiating new ventures to integrate Information Technology into teaching, learning and research. Over the years the University has grown substantially in terms of departments and academic programs as well as in infrastructure. ICTS caters to the University’s IT requirements and has a team to effectively manage and support the IT infrastructure. ICTS started its operations with just 13 servers and at present has an infrastructure of more than 30 servers, and supporting amenities like NOC (Network Operation Center), various ISP connections, routers, gateways and firewalls, Wi-Fi networks, E-Learning studios, PABX system and UPS.
ICTS has grown manifold over the years and has achieved stupendous augmentation of its resources, thereby providing value-added services to its customers. ICTS is recognised throughout Amrita for its professionalism and commitment to service and excellence. We continue to set new benchmarks for ourselves and we are all set to touch newer horizons
ICTS in a nutshell
Computing facilities which comprise over 4000 computers and 3000 Wi-Fi enabled devices throughout the campus.
3000 plus networked desktops and workstations with 100 servers.
- 1200 square feet area of datacenter.
- A whopping 15 kms of optic fiber network coverage.
- Independent storage facility, with backup and restore facilities for all users.
- Wi-Fi hotspots for users with full coverage throughout the entire campus infrastructure and residential areas.
- Well-equipped labs with over 1000 computer systems throughout the campus and qualified lab staff to guide and assist users.
- Email facility for the students and staff, as well as service logins with anti-spam and antivirus support.
- Help-Desk and trouble-shooting services.
- Campus-wide Login.
- Personal Web Pages
- 200 mbps of internet connectivity.
- Latest Firewall & security applications, to protect the systems and networks, in place
- Printing & publishing facilities through the Reprographic Centers.
- Telephone connectivity within the campus.
- Audio-visual enabled classrooms through technical aids such as projectors and audio systems.
Team ICTS now comprises of nearly 80 members, divided across various functions and responsibilities. Our organisational structure can be viewed here Organisational Chart.
WiFi Network for students
Amritapuri campus network is extended through wireless network for students access. The network is open for access at campus reading room with access restrictions.
Storage Area Network
Fiber channel storage implemented for main servers. HP EVA storage system is now supporting Amritapuri campus servers for faster and scalable storage access.
ICTS has presented the vision of building a linux high performance cluster (HPC) to simulate the protein sequence analysis i.e. molecular dynamics simulation like proteins and lipids. The Cluster resource works with blade servers to function in ways that facilitate energy-efficiency and cost curtailment.