UOC Technology

Technology Infrastructure

The data centers



In physical terms, the UOC's technological infrastructure is centralized in two data centers. The main one, which is in the IN3 building in Castelldefels, contains all the production environments, while a second, smaller one is in the headquarters in Tibidabo, housing of the contingency and pre-production environments.

Both rooms are protected by a number of sensors, which are able to send alarms over the network for the necessary actions to be taken. These sensors are able to inform us of the temperature and humidity and warn us of flooding, intrusion, fire, electrical charges, and so on.

Castelldefels: Opened in 2004, it covers an area of 120 m2. A modern and secure facility, designed to ensure the maximum availability of the university's services, it features redundant electrical, cooling and fire prevention systems with all the sensors needed to guarantee the perfect state of all its components, which are monitored 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

It has four industrial air conditioning machines and four back-up split air conditioning systems in the event of a fault, so the temperature can be controlled at all times. It also has cameras with movement sensors.


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Tibidabo: The first of the UOC's data center, it came into service in 1995 with a pair of servers. Now covering some 70 m2, although without such advanced installations as those in Castelldefels, it also has redundant power, cooling and fire prevention systems and their respective sensors, which are also monitored 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.