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Applications, Architecture & Network Services

Applications, Architecture & Network Services is a third level support group that has a wide variety of duties in support of the University's servers and systems.


  • Host the enterprise Windows and Linux-based servers (Dell and virtual)
  • Manage authentication services (Active Directory and Linux LDAP)
  • Support University Oracle and Microsoft SQL databases
  • Support enterprise applications (Ferris360, Banner, Canvas, and the list goes on!)
  • Use reporting tools to create custom reports

We are proud to be a part of the foundation of Ferris State University to provide a great educational and working environment for our students, faculty, and staff.

There are five teams that make up Applications, Architecture & Network Services, each has its own functional specialties:

For more information about WebFOCUS reporting, please go to our WebFOCUS Reporting Webpage.

WebFOCUS Reports

For more information about eduroam, please go to the eduroam webpage


If you have any questions about our services please contact the IT Solution Center at 231-591-4822.