All posts by Stephen Landry

Stephen Landry, Ph.D., is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Seton Hall University. You can follow him on Twitter at: @landryst ( His LinkedIn profile can be found at: and his EDUCAUSE profile can be found at:

Some Brief Service Interruptions Following Yesterday’s SAN Upgrade

The University maintains two large NetApp Storage Area Networks (SANs) that hold the data for most University systems.  Sunday morning between 12:00 Midnight and 7:00 AM, NetApp upgraded the operating system for these SANs.  This upgrade will improve the speed and reliability of this important system. The SAN uses thousands of individual disk drives.  To… Continue Reading »

Storage Area Network Upgrade This Morning – Some Upgrade Tasks Continuing

Sunday, March 24, 2012, 11:00 AM This morning during the normal weekly maintenance period beginning at midnight University IT Services upgraded the NetApp Storage Area Network in the University’s data center.  This will add speed and reliability to the University’s data storage systems.  Most systems were available during this upgrade, but there were some intermittent… Continue Reading »

Intermittant Wireless Network Issue This Afternoon

This afternoon around 3PM there was a brief, intermittent wireless outage affecting some users.  One of the wireless controllers failed.  While there are multiple wireless controllers to provide redundancy, while one of the controllers was offline a some users were unable to log in to the wireless network for a time due to the volume… Continue Reading »

Associate Press Article on Teens’ Smartphone Use Mentions Seton Hall University

The Associated Press today released an article on smartphone use by teens, titled “More Youth Use Smartphones As Route to Web.”According to the article: A new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project finds that 78 percent of young people, ages 12 to 17, now have cellphones. Nearly half of those are smartphones,… Continue Reading »

Cause of Recent Network Outages Identified; Action Plan to Rectify the Problem is Being Implemented

Sunday, March 10, 7:00 PM Since last week’s network outages, University IT Services has worked with Cisco, VMware and IBM to determine the root cause of the outage and take steps to ensure it does not recur.  The team has identified the probable cause as a software bug in the network interface of the new… Continue Reading »