About Shared Services

Shared Services, Eric Sills, Director

Shared Services provides a wide array of enterprise level 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. Additionally, Shared Services has systems architects for enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications and Identity Management, and assists with various special IT projects.

Systems Architects

  • IT systems research and development, IT systems architecture, Identity management systems architecture

Middleware Services 

  • Application Infrastructure Services
    • middleware/multi-tier application services (e.g. PeopleSoft and SAS Business Intelligence) 
  • Identity and Web Services
    • Web services, Identity management, Authentication and authorization services 
  • Windows Services
    • Windows and Active Directory management, Antivirus service, Print and file services, Citrix services

Systems and Technology Services

  • Central Services and Integration
    • Enterprise scale Unix / Linux to include Rhelm and RHN Satellite, MySQL database, Nagios( Sysnews Tools ) Monitoring Services, OpenAFS, E-Mail Relays, Configuration Management Services using Puppet, campus NTP, and Printing Services.
  • Cloud Integration and Server Provisioning
    • Infrastructure deployment, Virtual server serivce, Hardware systems service, Cloud services integration

High Performance Computing

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

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

  • National Collaborative for Bio-Preparedness (NCB-Prepared) - Homeland Security funded biopreparedness project in collaboration with UNC-Chapel Hill and SAS
  • Facilitating NC Community College use of VCL - funded by NC Community Colleges
  • Use of VCL to deliver instructional software for teaching math to middle school students - funded by NSF