NC Regional Science DMZ CyberInfrastructure Plan - 2021

The NCShareDMZ project is developed and designed to provide new and improved Cyberinfrastructure resources for lesser funded Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) in North Carolina. A unique partnership, consisting of Duke University, MCNC, NC Central University (NCCU) and Davidson College (Davidson), was formed with a planning collaboration funded through the NSF funded “CC* Planning: NC Regional Science DMZ” (NSF OAC-2018401) to understand the science driven cyberinfrastructure requirements at under-resourced institutions in North Carolina. The NCShareDMZ infrastructure, a virtualized regional Science DMZ, is the result of this planning process with the expectation it will lead to a regional service model that can be cost effectively extended to other IHE’s in North Carolina while also facilitating access to network-based cyberinfrastructure resources including scientific computing, remote instrumentation, and data storage to name a few.