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Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a secure cloud services platform, offering compute power, database storage, content delivery and other functionality  to help organizations and researchers move faster, lower IT costs, and scale.

Mailing lists can be used by students, faculty, and staff to create email lists for group-based announcements and discussions.

The campus network allows for Ethernet-based data communications by either wired or wireless connections. All network-based services and applications at Illinois use the campus network.

Use the Computer Registration tool to register any of your network/wifi capable devices such as your Computer, Xbox, Playstation, iPad etc. In the event that your device is lost/stolen, we have the necessary information at hand to aid in recovering it.

Database Hosting provides structured database storage, access, design, and administration.

Datacenter Shared Services is a campus initiative to consolidate campus server rooms and data centers into shared data center facilities.

Field Consulting provides University departments, administrative units, colleges, and research facilities with expertise in supporting, implementing, administering, configuring, and replacing hardware and networks. Field Consultants are contracted on a yearly basis.

The firewall protects the University network from external threats and attacks. Depending on customers’ needs for security, departmental network administrators can place their subnet ranges into different firewall groups with different levels of protection.
The Help Desk provides a single point of contact for supporting the technology needs of students, faculty, and staff.

The Illinois Campus Cluster provides access to computing and data storage resources and frees you from the hassle of administering your own compute cluster. Any individual, research team, or campus unit can invest in compute nodes or storage disks or pay a fee for on-demand use of compute cycles or storage space. Staffing and shared infrastructure fees are partially subsidized by campus to help keep your costs as low as possible.

Students, faculty, and staff use the Illinois Wiki, which is a web-based application, to easily create, edit, and store content in a collaborative online environment.

Kaltura is a media hosting platform that allows students, faculty, and staff to share multimedia within a secure campus environment. Content can be shared with the world or restricted to specific users by NetID. The Kaltura platform allows for a self-service YouTube like interface, and offers integrated screen and webcam recording. Illinois Media Spaces, a campus media sharing platform, is powered by Kaltura. Kaltura is integrated with Compass 2G and Learn@Illinois, allowing you to use the same interface and see media you own across campus platforms.

For a fee, OnSite Consulting provides students, current or retired faculty and staff, and university departments with the ability to hire a student technician to repair computers anywhere in the Champaign-Urbana area.

Publish.illinois.edu is a WordPress-based blogging and publishing platform that allows students, faculty, and staff to quickly create and publish online content. 

One-stop spot for researchers and those who support them to:

  • search for and discover campus technology resources to enable their research
  • find information about how to access those resources
  • learn about trainings and events all around campus related to research technology

  • read related news articles about research technology on campus

Security is available to consult with any campus entities regarding security and privacy needs and requirements

Data, software, service, and asset stewards can request access to security tools that allow them to assess the security of solutions or assets they manage. This enables identification of common security weaknesses or misconfigurations. A Privacy and Information Security professional can be engaged to help interpret the results and provide remediation recommendations or techniques. The Security Vulnerability Consulting and Assessment service also acts autonomously to evaluate the existing vulnerability/exposure landscape, to perform ad-hoc and scheduled vulnerability assessments according to campus policy as needs dictate, or assess exposures at the direction of leadership.

Originally a log aggregation and analytics tool, Splunk has evolved in to a market-leading "machine data" analytics platform, ready for research applications with Machine Learning (ML) and commonly used as a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution. Develop reports and dashboards; build alerts and launch automated responses.

This service tracks and documents issues of secure certificates used by campus units. It also provides notifications of upcoming certificate expiration to help ensure uninterrupted operation of campus services.

Faculty and Staff Technology Training Team (FAST3) provides opportunities for Urbana campus faculty and staff to build their professional skills through instructor-led, hands-on training workshops.

U of I Box is a secure cloud-based storage service available to all students, faculty, and staff. U of I Box’s built-in features allow for files to be easily stored, edited, and shared from any device that has a web browser.

This service offers the expertise of Technology Services usability staff to conduct custom usability assessment to campus departments and groups. A variety of methods are available depending on the needs of the client.

Virtual hosting provides infrastructure and control to IT professionals to host virtual machines, operating systems or applications that are installed on software that acts like computer hardware. Customers have the same experience on a virtual machine as they do using an actual machine.

Virtual Private Networking (VPN) allows students, faculty and staff to securely connect to the campus network from anywhere in the world using their Illinois credentials, and access services and resources usually restricted to people on campus.

WebStore provides free or low-cost software to students, faculty, and staff for teaching, research, and administrative purposes.

Workspace ONE, formerly known as AirWatch, is VMWare’s unified endpoint management (UEM) implementation. The service allows campus units to configure and manage both unit-owned and personally-owned devices on multiple platforms, including iOS, macOS, tvOS, Google Android, and Windows 10. Workspace ONE allows campus units to purchase and install Apple App Store software on unit- and personally-owned devices without violating state policy. This service also allows the configuration of security and other device policies.

This service is provided by the Technology Services Endpoint Services team. Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) is Microsoft's solution for automatically applying system and application patches to Windows systems.  Technology Services hosts a central WSUS service and has partnered with a number of colleges to support secondary WSUS servers as well.

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