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ITS finishes moving WordPress to the cloud

June 1, 2021

The University has a more accessible, robust and reliable WordPress platform now that ITS has finished a massive effort of cleaning up and moving the decade-old WordPress system to the cloud. This was no ordinary migration. It was not a … Continued

Designing for safe cloud computing: A Q&A with ITS’ John Mack

January 27, 2021

The University’s Carolina Next strategic plan calls for adopting a multi-cloud systems and services strategy as a way to reduce costs and increase research flexibility. Toward that initiative to transform administrative operations via a multi-cloud strategy, ITS has been pursuing … Continued

Digital Services will move WordPress to the cloud

May 22, 2020

This summer ITS Digital Services will move the web.unc.edu WordPress network to the cloud while also making some big changes to improve accessibility and branding. Web.unc.edu is a self-service network on which anyone with an Onyen can create a professional-looking … Continued

Cloud infrastructure operations specialist joins ITS

November 22, 2019

Scotia Roopnarine has joined ITS Infrastructure & Operations as the Director of Applications. He will oversee PeopleSoft Administration, Business Process Automation, Middleware Services, Linux Administration and Database Administration teams – about 32 people. Roopnarine comes from Ellucian, a higher ed … Continued

Digital Services preps for cloud environment

August 14, 2019

ITS Digital Services is preparing for a possible transition of hosting its web services from local servers to a cloud environment. The services that could transition to the cloud include web.unc.edu, sites.unc.edu and the University’s homepage (unc.edu). These WordPress services … Continued

Researcher Kathryn Gunn relies on Research Computing

August 8, 2019

Customer Case Study Kathryn Gunn is a post-doctoral researcher in the Neher Lab of the Biochemistry and Biophysics Department within the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She is a new client of ITS Research Computing. The Client The Neher Lab … Continued

ITS holds cloud training

July 2, 2019

As use of cloud-based technology continues to grow, ITS is taking steps to ensure that campus IT leaders will be prepared to participate in this transformation. Toward that goal, ITS held cloud essentials training for four full days in June … Continued

ITS joins partnership to advance cloud

June 21, 2019

Through ITS’ leadership, UNC-Chapel Hill has become a founding member of the RHEDcloud Foundation, along with 14 other universities and corporations. The nonprofit RHEDcloud Foundation launched in March to initiate the RHEDcloud Project, an open-source project for collaborating on cloud … 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

Security in the cloud: Q&A with Stan Waddell

October 23, 2014

Watch this week’s Tech on the Street video to learn more about the cloud, and then read our interview with Stan Waddell, Assistant Vice Chancellor for IT Infrastructure and CTO. Stan shares best practices and insights on cloud storage security. … Continued