Information Services (IS) are carrying out a programme of work to update and upgrade the University’s main web server infrastructure. The completion of the new “web farm” is designed to replace the current preview and live web servers (Oil and Castor). It will provide increased resilience, speed, flexibility, security and functionality for all University of Kent web sites.
Many central websites have already been migrated to the new platform, and the Web Solutions team will be contacting site owners to discuss the transfer of the school and departmental sites.
The migration process should not involve any work for schools/departments; however it does include a short freeze on content publishing, to ensure that content remains consistent.
An onsite familiarisation session will be arranged for all publishers in order to setup their site(s) in Dreamweaver and to provide training on publishing to the new web farm.
Regular updates and announcements on the migration, workshops, and other related news will be posted on the Kent on the Web website.
If you have any queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org, prefixing the message subject with “webfarm migration”.