Experts & Communities
University Storage Council
The University Storage Council is a cross-functional group dedicated to sharing storage solutions successfully with the University community
About the University Storage Council
The goal of the University Storage Council is to improve alignment and collaboration between storage service providers and the user community. The collaborative efforts of the University Storage Council will enhance the user experience and provide a coordinated approach to storage at the University of Minnesota.
The University Storage Council reports to the Use Case Categorization Committee (UCCS) and has broad membership across the University system, including collegiate and system campus representatives, the Academic Health Center, the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Office of Information Technology, the University Libraries, and more. According to the USSC, without any action, storage needs would more than double in the next three years. The University of Minnesota currently stores more than 45 petabytes of data across multiple locations, platforms, and technologies.
|Joshua Baller||Thomas Kell|
|Carla Bates||Michael Langhus, Council Co-Chair|
|Jeremy Bickford||Ellie Lijewski|
|Timothy Biles||Jim MacDonald|
|Evan Bollig||Dan McDonald|
|Graham Candler||Karen Monsen|
|Fred Dulles||Munir Nassar|
|John Garbe||Charles Nguyen|
|Greg Grunwald||Jon Nichols|
|Alicia Hofelich Mohr||Farid Shallal|
|Lisa Johnston, Council Co-Chair||James Wilgenbusch|
Storage Champions Subcommittee
- Joshua Baller, MSI
- Carla Bates, CLA
The Storage Champion program will create a network of individuals who are experts on the diverse storage options available at the University of Minnesota. Champions will serve as points of contact for their community (unit, department, institute, college, etc.). They will access a central knowledge base on storage best practices, they will attend trainings on what is available at the University, and they will communicate with other Champions on storage challenges as they arise.
Storage Matrix Subcommittee
- Alicia Hofelich Mohr, CLA
- Ellie Lijewski, OIT
Data Security Subcommittee
- Alicia Hofelich Mohr, CLA
- Mike Langhus, OIT
The data security subcommittee will define and disambiguate data security and classification levels in order to support the Matrix subgroup’s implementation of a web-based storage selector tool. As a result of these tasks, university policy revisions may be suggested via appropriate channels. The Data Security group can also provide guidance to help the Security Council meet the charge of overseeing the categorization and classification of data, specifically, reviewing and maintaining data classification policies and assist in helping categorize the use Cases.