The Computer Resources and Data Centre (CRDC) at Xavier City Campus and XIMB Campus provide all IT and Computing resources to the students, faculty and staff members of the University. The University provides desktops to all faculty and staff. All the computers are connected to the Campus LAN/ Wi-Fi, which is supported by Fibre Optic backbone. The campus network covers the University academic block, administrative block, classrooms, library, hostels and faculty residences. All members on the Xavier City Campus network have access to the internet 24/7 through 655 Mbps (1:1) leased line and 500Mbps (1:1) leased line at XIMB Campus.
The CRDC has designed, developed and implemented many software applications in the University and outside. These include open source Academic Information System (HIBISCUS), HR System, Alumni Information System, Library Information System (LIS), Project-based Accounting Information System (PAMIS), Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Inventory Management System, PayRoll System, Leave Accounting System, File Management System, Office Automation System, Examination On-Line (EOL) and I-Survey. Furthermore, XUB ELVIS – a state of the art n-tier web enabled application to suit the needs of the transforming university, is being developed for deployment as part of the Digital University mission. XUB ELVIS will facilitate student learning across the world on a 24/7 basis via multiple modes for the greater good of the society at large.
XUB is a member of the University Alliance Programme of SAP and has access to SAP (Intro to S/4HANA with GBI and ERPsim) systems with courses leveraging the SAP software. XUB is covered under Microsoft’s Campus License program, giving the students the option to run a selection of products, and any upgrades or downgrades of those products. Microsoft has partnered with Xavier University in their vision towards developing the student’s skill base and adoption of new technologies through Microsoft Imagine Academy, the first of its kind in India to prepare the students for the new cloud enabled computing. The University has acquired Microsoft StorSimple to scale up its hybrid storage capacity in campus and on Azure cloud. XUB also hosts massively empowered classroom with access to all Microsoft content and certification tracks.
The IT infrastructure of the University uses high-end Network appliances of Juniper, Cisco & Sophos. The digital voice IPBX server system runs on Mitel/Astra Digital Telephony voice server. The fibre backbone network is 10Gbps speed, which can scalable up to 192Gbps and supports integration of data, voice and video. The architecture is scalable to support 10000+ users. Campus citizens can access resources from anywhere, and from any devices – mobile, tablet, or notebooks.
Xavier University has set up their own data centre with in-house DNS server on the Xavier cloud. It has the capability to host multiple websites with DMZ zone configuration of web servers and firewall policies in place. All the websites of the university are designed in-house and are secured through EV SSL certificates. Xavier University uses Microsoft Mail Exchange, providing the end users full synchronization between all their devices to offer an excellent, software consumable for the University.