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University IT Service Catalogue


Servers, Data Storage and Backup

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The University Information Services (UIS) offer a managed backup service within its institutional support framework. The backup service helps IT practitioners to ensure data safety and reduce the administrative burden for participating institutions.

Data Storage

The UIS provides a range of data storage solutions, catering for the need of individual, groups, institutions and researchers. Data storage solution range for low capacity personal drives to high performance “big data” storage.

High Performance Computing


High Performance Computing (HPC) pools computing power from many processors, memories and disks in clusters in order to solve problems that require a large-scale computation. HPC is used to handle large sets of data or especially complex tasks.


Hosting Services

University Information Services (UIS) operate and manage a number of hosting facilities for internal and external server space needs. These facilities provide differing levels of resilience and security, allowing UIS to offer services appropriate to the specific requirements of other...

Research Computing Consultancy


Consultation services assisting researchers in the design, procurement, integration and management of private High Performance Computing or storage systems. It comprises advice on the design and procurement of private HPC clusters and specialised storage, integration and...