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Application Delivery Service Current Activities

Update Kaspersky infrastructure to latest version

  • Description: Update the Kaspersky server and desktop clients to the latest version
  • Justification: Required to support the latest version of Windows 10
  • Current status: In progress
  • Estimated timescale: Jun 2017 - Sept 2017
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.5 FTE

Replace the current RDS servers with new versions

  • Description: Replace current RDS servers with newer versions
  • Justification: The existing RDS servers are Windows 2008. We are upgrading them to Windows 2012
  • Current status: Not yet started
  • Estimated timescale: Oct 2017 - Jan 2018
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.5 FTE

Create a new Engineering build

  • Description: Replace current Enginneering buiild with updated versions
  • Justification: This is a yearly upgrade, but takes asubstantial amount of time, so is worthy of note.
  • Current status: In progress
  • Estimated timescale: Sept 2017 - Oct 2017
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.5 FTE

Deploy the new CENTOS Managed Linux Desktop to A0.01 workarea and Mathematics

  • Description: Replace current SLED desktop with CENTOS desktop
  • Justification: We are replacing SLED with CENTOS, and making anumber of improvements, such as authentication against AD and moving to standard central storage
  • Current status: In progress. A0.01 has been migrated. Maths staff still to do
  • Estimated timescale: Sept 2017 - Dec 2017
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.5 FTE

Investigate vPro for remote management of Managed Desktops

  • Description: Investigate using vPro, the hardware-based systems management for Managed Desktops
  • Justification: We are looking at out of band management of our Managed Desktops.
  • Current status: In progress
  • Estimated timescale: Oct 2017 - Dec 2017
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.3 FTE