Summer Update

ITS is pleased to report that as of June 27, 2020, we have completed three production application Move Events (MEs). The successful migration of production applications to the new colocation data center facility in Irvine, CA, has verified our procedures and given the team confidence to increase the size of future MEs.  


Production Move Event 1 (ME-01) commenced October 21, 2019, and concluded on April 25, 2020. The actual move took place over the course of Friday, April 24, and Saturday, April 25.   

Production Move Event 2 (ME-02) commenced November 11, 2019, and concluded on May 30, 2020. The actual move took place Friday, May 29, and Saturday, May 30. 

Production Move Event 3 (ME-03) commenced January 6, 2019, and concluded on June 27, 2020. The actual move took place Friday, June 26, and Saturday, June 27. 

Applications Migrated  

The following applications where refactored and moved to LAX-3 on newer hardware during the recent events: 

  • UCRFS Closing Application  
  • PDF Server 
  • HRMS 
  • CrushFTP 
  • Conference Programmer 
  • GFMS Key Keeper 
  • IDMS 
  • MyPhoto 
  • Scotmail Digest Tool 
  • Time & Attendance Reporting System 
  • ITS Employee Recognition 
  • Keystone_SATS 
  • Insect Identify 
  • Alcohol Permits 
  • Blackbaud Web Access 
  • Content Management System-Omeka 
  • EHS Hoods 
  • EHS TimeClock Application 
  • Geographic Information System 
  • Matrix Gemini- Laboratory Information Management System 
  • Papercut-ResidenceHalls 
  • Profiles 
  • UCOP Assessment System 

Move Process 

The vast majority of time associated with a Move Event is spent ensuring the applications are prepared, which includes refactoring and optimizing where possible, as well as testing the application in the new environment on the updated architecture (learn more about what’s involved in a move event).   

The Move Event process involved a total of 65 people and over 4,000 hours of work across various ITS teams.  

As far as infrastructure, a total of 109 servers and 74 databases where modified in support of these events. 

Through continuous improvement and post-migration “lessons learned” working sessions, the teams have made the adjustments necessary to increase future move events to an average of 18 applications per event.     

Part of the success of a Move Event relies on the teams taking into account all other organization project changes, campus operations and events, and potential impact on customers. The ITS teams must also ensure sufficient coverage and strategic scheduling to allow for additional support the following week in the event any unforeseen challenges occur as a result of the move.  

With the shift to remote teaching and working, it’s more important than ever that UC Riverside boast reliable, sustainable, scalable, and secure data management infrastructure. The success of these production application Move Events brings us one step closer in the quest to better support the teaching, learning, and research that are core to our University’s mission.