FMS Learning Technology Support Unit - Systems & Infrastructure Support Officer (Linux servers)
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: ext. 84539
- Personal Website: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/medicalsciences/about/organisation/learning-technology/#overview
- Address: FMS Learning Technology Support Unit
Ridley Building 1 - Third floor
I joined FMS Learning Technology Support Unit (formerly LTMS) in December 2013 to support the servers and network infrastructure used to run the faculty's learning & teaching systems - such as MBBS (LSE & TSE), MClinEd (menu), Medical/Dental student admin (SAS) and University systems like: ePortfolio and Postgraduate eProgression/Projects
I report to FMS LTSU's Learning Technology Systems Manager, John Moss.
FMS LTSU servers run a Unix(Linux) operating system on a mix of virtual and physical servers to provide a high availability, load balanced and fault tolerant web cluster framework, dedicated web and directory services, multiple database systems, disk arrays, backup & recovery features.
For details about FMS LTSU's work, please go to:
For contact details of the rest of the LTSU team, please go to: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/medicalsciences/people/undergrad/ and scroll down to: "Learning Technology Support Unit"
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