Resurrection and Saint Paul Infrastructure

Information Technology Role

We help our pastors, staff, faculty, students, volunteers, and guests make effective use of information technology to enhance and accelerate ministry and education in support of the respective missions of Resurrection and Saint Paul.  We are responsible for the availability (it’s working), performance (it’s fast enough), functionality (it has the needed features and produces the needed results), and security (the information is safe) of all the applications, infrastructure, and services we provide.

Information Technology Motto

Our customer’s mission is our mission and our default answer is “yes.”

We manage and support

Computers

11 physical servers (Dell, IBM), 60+ virtual servers, 400+ desktop, laptop, and tablet computers (Dell, Apple, Elo)

Storage

4 iSCSI SANs (Nimble, EqualLogic, IBM) – 89 TB raw (before RAID, compression, and de-dup); 4 NASs (QNAP, Synology, and Buffalo) – 176 TB raw.

Operating systems

VMware vSphere 6.5, Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2 and 2016; Windows 7, 8.1, and 10; MacOS 10.10, 10.11, 10.12, and 10.13

Networks

Resurrection Leawood network connecting three buildings with a 10 Gbps fiber optic backbone, Resurrection West network with two buildings, Resurrection Downtown network with three buildings, Resurrection Blue Springs network, Saint Paul at OCU network for classroom videoconferencing, site-to-site private network (CenturyLink IP-VPN over MPLS), 5 firewalls (Fortinet), 80+ switches (Aruba, Dell, and Cisco), 1500+ copper Ethernet ports, 53 wireless access points (Ruckus), 50+ printers, 8 Active Directory servers and 3 additional DNS servers

Telephone systems

270+ phones and soft phones, Skype for Business on-prem (Resurrection), Skype for Business hosted (SPST), Exchange Online unified messaging

Web hosts

Tipping Media (Craft), WP Engine (WordPress), SiteGround (phpBB), Ruckus Group (Kentico), Herkimer Media (Timber/Booklog), eThink (Moodle)

Church management system

Arena (people) and Shelby V5 (financials) running on SQL Server 2012

Information security

Anti-malware (ThirtySevenFour), anti-spam (Office 365), software patches (Windows System Update Services and Windows Group Policy), firewalls (Fortinet), and backups (Veeam)

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