ITS tags Print Stop to manage printing

April 1, 2019

In an agreement effective April 1, the UNC Print Stop will assume management oversight of the ITS printing operation, which includes check printing, 1099s, W-2s and basic printing services. The ITS printing is a legacy service that ITS (or its … Continued

ITS Teaching & Learning aids classrooms modernization

March 18, 2019

ITS Teaching & Learning will play a key role in the multi-year classrooms modernization plan that the University recently announced. The Flexible Learning Spaces Initiative will modernize as many as 50 general-purpose classrooms, including several lecture halls, over the next … Continued

Universities meet with Internet2 on cloud

March 15, 2019

In February, ITS Communication Technologies brought together IT pros from campus, Triangle-area universities and elsewhere to talk to Internet2 about the computer networking consortium’s cloud strategy, offerings and plans. Mark Johnson, Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor for CommTech, organized the four-hour … Continued

Training exercise tests service recovery plan

March 2, 2019

ITS Infrastructure & Operations completed its first tabletop exercise to test the efficacy of the ConnectCarolina Service Recovery Plan on February 22. This was the imaginary scenario: the ITS Manning data center suffered a failure and was inoperable for an … Continued

ITS retires tape robot Roberta

February 27, 2019

ITS has retired its tape robot, affectionately known as Roberta, after a dozen years of it storing, reading from, retrieving and backing up information for UNC-Chapel Hill. Roberta was an IBM Tape Library that ITS Infrastructure & Operations purchased in … Continued

ITS retires Killdevil research computing cluster

January 24, 2019

ITS Research Computing has decommissioned the Killdevil computing cluster. Users migrated their workflow from Killdevil over to Research Computing’s more modern, powerful clusters, Longleaf and Dogwood. Killdevil served University for seven years Research Computing turned off Killdevil on December 17, … Continued

Splunk and UNC-Chapel Hill strengthen relations

January 22, 2019

ITS leaders bolstered relations with Splunk during a visit last week by the company’s President of Worldwide Field Operations. On January 15, Splunk’s Susan St. Ledger met with UNC-Chapel Hill leadership for part of the day and joined the Kenan … Continued

UNC-Chapel Hill Privacy Liaisons serve an important role

January 18, 2019

In recognition of Data Privacy Month, ITS News presents this overview of Privacy Liaisons and an introduction to ITS’ two Privacy Liaisons. Privacy Liaisons Privacy Liaisons are appointed by the head of each UNC-Chapel Hill operating unit that has responsibility … Continued

AFS file system decommissioned

January 8, 2019

Following a gargantuan effort, ITS has retired the Andrew File System. The Andrew File System (AFS) is a distributed file system that UNC-Chapel Hill used for 22 years until ITS decommissioned the service on November 13, 2018. While AFS was … Continued

Survey indicates strong interest for another deep learning event

December 11, 2018

Feedback on the Deep Learning event that ITS Research Computing held in September, including a recent survey of participants, demonstrates strong interest for another such event next year. Research Computing conceived of and co-sponsored the Deep Learning, Machine Learning and … Continued