Infrastructure Support

The University's ICT infrastructure environment (comprising a range of information, computing, and telecommunication systems) is critical to the success of its ICT strategy and the future of the University. ITISC is responsible for providing all members of its community with ubiquitous, standardised, secure, reliable information technology infrastructure of appropriate capacity to support teaching, learning, research and administration round the clock every day throughout the year. Currently UTAR subscribed to highly reliable dedicated Internet and Intranet private connections via Maxis Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) service. Maxis DIA delivers the high-bandwidth, uninterrupted Internet connection for metropolitan-area-network (MAN) and wide area network (WAN) applications. UTAR subscribed total 2Gbps Internet access for Kampar Campus and Sungai Long Campus, a dedicated high speed link connection into the Internet and Intranet to support the staff, student and researcher need for Internet and Intranet traffic for the teaching, learning and research activities of the university. In addition, both campuses of UTAR (Kampar Campus and Sungai Long Campus) are inter-connected via the dedicated Inter-campus Link(10Mbps) to ensure uninterrupted of data, voice and video communication between branch campuses. With the Maxis DIA, UTAR is able to increase the demand of Intranet/Internet bandwidth up to a gigabit per second when it is required. This gives the university the flexibility to scale its network bandwidth from time to time.

The campus wide network provides critically important services to the entire campus and is constantly expanding as new space comes on-stream, or new technology becomes available and the demand from users, particularly for new research, continues to expand and diversify.

The University is adopting and developing network and services based on "Open Standards" so that inter-operability is supported for a portfolio of agreed hardware and software. The University's computing environment includes the backbone infrastructure, the end-user connections, and the interface to external networks.