Shared Services

Eric Sills, Assistant Vice Chancellor

Shared Services provides a wide array of enterprise level infrastructure and middleware services for OIT and other campus IT organizations. Shared services in collaboration with the Research Office, the Office of the Provost, and colleges also provides High Performance Computing  (HPC) and Virtual Computing Lab (VCL) services.

Middleware Services

Infrastructure Platform and Services

  • Automated Workload Services
    Production management, batch and EDI processing, report archive and distribution, and payroll printing.
  • Central Services and Integration
    Enterprise scale Unix / Linux including Realm Linux and RHN Satellite, MySQL database, Nagios (Sysnews Tools) Monitoring Services, OpenAFS, Email Relays, Configuration Management Services using Puppet, campus NTP, and Printing Services.
  • Platform Compute Services
    Infrastructure deployment, Virtual server service, Hardware systems service, Storage Hosting service, Cloud services integration, and VCL development and operation

High Performance Computing

Distributed memory and shared memory parallel computing resources; HPC data storage; HPC software; HPC support, consulting, and collaboration

Research Storage

On campus storage for research data. Default allocation for each researcher and allocations for awarded grants based on the grant’s data management plan. Separate storage areas for general research data and sensitive research data (such as controlled unclassified information – CUI).

Virtual Computing Lab

Private cloud computing services: application delivery for faculty and students, instructional server deployment, long-term server deployment. Apache VCL project management. Apache VCL development.

Special Projects

  • Facilitating NC Community College use of VCL – funded by NC Community Colleges