The Systems team are responsible for much of what underpins the University’s infrastructure and all the (mostly virtual) servers that support the many services available from DITS. We are also responsible for the Active Directory, Group Policy (which sets policies, controls access and delivers software) as well as license management and user/group management.
Our Lab Support team looks after the software delivery for all open-access rooms, whether that's teaching spaces, IT Labs or the Library, covering all three campuses. The team also manage and support the Software Hub, which is the University’s chosen software delivery platform and also acts as a single point (software catalogue) for all information about our software.
The Data and Backup team are responsible for the University's backup system. This includes restoring files that people have accidentally deleted with the main backup purpose being disaster recovery.
We also manage the High Performance Computing (HPC) which is used across the University for complex number crunching, genome sequencing and other data-hungry tasks.
Our key responsibilities are:
- Virtual and physical server management
- Lab and teaching space support
- Software Hub
- Software delivery supporting students and staff
- Cyber security and regulation of software installation
- Backup systems and data restoration
- High Performance Computing (HPC) management