UCIT’s File and Print Sharing Service provides access to data files over the network from on campus or via VPN to home directories (P: drive) and departmental shares (S: drive). The Central File Service is supported by an EMC Celerra NS-480 Enterprise-class Unified Storage System with full support for Microsoft Windows File Sharing (CIFS) allowing Windows clients to share files. Departments receive 150 MB of quota space per user account allocated for home directories and departmental share. Additional storage space can be requested at a cost of $0.23 GB per month.
UCIT File and Print Sharing Service offers many benefits:
UCIT supports the Central File and Print Server environment on a 24/7 basis. The EMC Celerra NS-480 Enterprise-class Unified Storage System and the W2K8 Print Server is located in UCIT’s Data Center located at G95 Medical Services Building on the East Campus is a secure facility. There are eleven (11) video surveillance cameras recording the movements in the facility and access requires a card-key (ID badge). Automated software monitors the environment to ensure favorable conditions for IT equipment. The temperature, humidity, power [including two (2) enterprise UPS units], fire detection and suppression (Halon/dry pipe) equipment, and data network service (i.e., a university primary node room) are closely monitored and make the location ideal for IT equipment. The UCIT Central File and Print Servers are backed up by the UCIT Enterprise Backup Service.
University of Cincinnati colleges and departments are eligible to contract with UCIT for File and Print Services.
UCIT and client responsibilities will be clearly defined in a Service Level Agreement upon engagement
UCIT/Enterprise Systems & Administration responsibilities:
The following applies if a local (Departmental) administrator exists:
UCIT has developed a charge based on equipment, storage, backup and staff utilized to support the environment. This monthly charge is to help UCIT defer the cost of maintaining and upgrading the File and Print Infrastructure.
*up to 100 accounts including maintenance\support and 150 MB disk per user account.
$.23 per GB disk storage
$370.45 - Monthly Maintenance\support Fee UCIT File Share
$.07 – Backup Storage Costs UCIT File Share
$74.09 - One time Printer Setup Fee (per printer)
UCIT is known for providing excellent service and support to its current customers and is looking forward to extending their services throughout campus. Please contact UCIT to determine your Central File and Print requirements. To request service please contact the UCIT Enterprise Systems Administration group at ESARequest@ucmail.uc.edu