In addition to our traditional data center hosting, UCIT is also pleased to also offer hosting on virtual servers.
Virtual server hosting allows a single physical server to be partitioned into multiple “virtual machine” (VM) servers, each with the appearance and capabilities of running as a physically dedicated machine. Each virtual server can run its own operating system (Windows or Linux), is assigned its own hostname and may be independently administered, configured and rebooted without impact on other virtual servers.
Features and benefits of virtual servers:
But not all applications are well-suited for virtualization. Please note the following.
Some applications require resources beyond the limits of the offered virtual server sizes. UCIT can assist in reviewing a particular application or service and determining if it is suitable for virtualization.
University of Cincinnati colleges and departments are eligible to contract with UCIT for virtual servers.
UCIT supports the Virtual Server hardware environment on a 24/7 basis. Support includes the hosting, setup and management of the virtual server. Virtual servers are hosted in secure UCIT data centers with UPS-backed power. Virtual servers will be located on firewall-protected subnets. Virtual servers are backed up by the UCIT Enterprise Backup service.
Areas of responsibilities
UCIT and client responsibilities will be clearly defined in a Service Level Agreement upon engaging in a hosted UCIT Virtual Server Service.
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Virtualization environment installation and management
Hardware installation and management
Operating system support and installation
Software license management
UCIT supported operating systems
To learn more about UCIT’s Virtual Server Hosting Service, please contact ESARequest@ucmail.uc.edu.