Our recommended method for hosting departmental servers is to
use the UB Virtual Machine Infrastructure.
The Virtual Machine Infrastructure service provides servers (virtual computers) for UB-affiliated entities. The servers may run Microsoft Windows, Red Hat Linux, or Oracle Solaris x86 operating systems. Certain other versions of Linux may work as well. The service is similar to those provided by server hosting companies, but has several advantages due to the fact that it is part of UB’s core computing infrastructure. The service was originally developed to provide flexibility, reliability, and cost savings for UB internal IT needs. Later it was made available for departmental use and it now hosts a significant population of departmental servers.
For more information on the Virtual Machine Infrastructure offering please submit a consult request.
After conducting an analysis of a department’s servers, we have in some rare cases found that it did not make sense to replace the servers with virtual machines. To address those cases, a limited amount of rack space for departmental server hardware is reserved in a CIT UB data center. Such arrangements are governed by the Co-Location at UB (CLUB) Terms of Agreement.
Customers are responsible for the cost of a cabinet and any needed networking or power. Server installation and console access for your dedicated use must be provided by the Customer.
For more information about hosting departmental hardware in a
CIT Data Center, submit a Request for Co-Location Consult.