The year 2009 was an important milestone in ICTO’s history, since the National People’s Congress Standing Committee passed a bill which approved the construction of UM’s new campus on Hengqin Island and authorised Macao SAR to exercise jurisdiction over the new campus site.
To ensure a smooth relocation for the new campus, ICTO started to firstly design the ICT infrastructure, set up the testing environment on existing campus for the critical IT systems and secondly carry out the acquisition of various IT equipment and tendering procedures.
The university took over the new campus site in 2013. Over 450 ELV rooms (rack rooms), 60,000 network access points, near 500 fibre connections and 14,000 electronic locks were inspected. In addition, two data centres with 200m2 and 300m2 in size, more than 10,000 computer accessories & peripherals, 1932 IP phones, 3,800 wireless access points, 2,300 network switches, 100 servers and 7 data storage systems were set up and tested on this new campus. It is the largest scale of IT infrastructure in Macao.
During the campus relocation in 2014, the IT infrastructure was successfully migrated to new campus. It is not only a unique opportunity to have such a big scale of server/campus relocation in Macao, but also a precious and valuable working experience to our team of young and energetic colleagues.
In spite of heavy workload on the construction of new campus, a number of new services were introduced in this phase. It included the participating in the international wireless roaming infrastructure, eduroam; the connection to the IPv6 Internet in 2009; the implementation of the secure and quick technical support method, Remote Support Service in 2011; the first educational institution web server in Macao supporting IPv6 and the deployment of High Performance Computing Cluster named “Pearl”, the launch of Follow-You printing service in 2012; the establishment of interactive Electronic Campus Map in 2014; the launch of Student Lifelong Email service – UM@Connect, the migration of Lotus Notes email platform to MS Exchange and the migration of Lotus Notes document applications to Microsoft Share Point in 2015. In addition, the MobilePrint service and Zoom Cloud-Based Web Conferencing service were launched in 2016.