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Database & Application Administration

We provide database administration for various database technologies, application administration for enterprise vendor and VT-developed applications, web hosting and administration, cloud administration services, and deployment technology leadership.


DBAA provides operational support for the following technologies and services:

  • Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) – The University’s CMS
  • Banner and related applications – The University’s ERP
  • Blackbaud – The University’s CRM.
  • Business Intelligence – ETL & BI software support.
  • Docker Hosting – for Enterprise Systems applications
  • Oracle Hosting – for Enterprise Systems applications
  • Postgresql Hosting – for Enterprise Systems applications
  • Tomcat Hosting – for Enterprise Systems applications
  • Web Hosting – a LAMP stack for University departments and organizations
  • Among others...

Unit Leadership:

    Richard Quintin, Director, 540-231-7856

Richard has served as the director of Database & Application Administration (DBAA) since 2012. Prior to that he was a Database Administrator in DBAA. Richard is passionate about service management and how emerging technologies such as Docker & cloud can advance the mission of IT at Virginia Tech.

Prior to joining the Virginia Tech team, Richard served in the US Navy and later as a professional firefighter before returning to school at SUNY, Plattsburgh to get his undergraduate degree in Computer Science. He currently holds a Masters in Information Technology from Virginia Tech.

    Shane Carpenter, Banner & Windows Applications Team Lead, 540-231-1808

    Mandy Herrington, Database Team Lead, 540-231-2586

    Russell Fenn, Web & Infrastructure Team Lead, 540-231-5795

    Brent Kremer, Data Delivery Team Lead, 540-231-9116