Virtual Server Hosting is an ITS service that enables customers to choose a server online and get it within a week. Customers can select from a variety of standard configurations, create a virtual server with their own CPU/RAM/Hard Drive specifications, or create a test/development virtual server to help with application upgrades.
Virtual servers can easily be adjusted for anticipated increases in use such as registration, grades, or a new website going live. You pay for them for just as long as you require, from one month to years. ITS maintains the hosting environment. You don't have to worry about replacing failed hardware or upgrading an outdated server.
Virtual Servers can be created in fraction of the time it would take to quote, purchase, and install a physical server. Not only do Virtual Servers have faster availability than physical servers, they are also less expensive initially, and overall.
A common misconception is that popular cloud hosting services are cheaper than ITS Virtual Servers. Popular cloud hosting services like Amazon and Microsoft do not include support or backups in their advertised monthly fees. In some cases, like Amazon EC2, backups are not even available.
ITS support includes:
ITS Virtual Servers run on the latest HP ProLiant Gen8 Servers with high-speed low latency interconnections to enterprise grade storage and the network. Virtual Servers can get bandwidth speeds up to 1Gbs.
Your Virtual Server can move to any of many working hosts if a hardware failure occurs.
ITS Virtual Servers are backed up nightly. If you are planning an upgrade, you can request a snapshot of your server so you can easily roll back to the pre-upgrade state if necessary.
All ITS Virtual Servers are monitored 24x7x365 by our Network Operations Center. Alerts and optional reports are sent to your email address.
One-time setup fee - $150
Production servers should have development environments. Pair your production Virtual Server with a development server of similar configuration for $30/month.
vCPU - $20/month/vCPU
RAM - $5/month/GB
SAN attached storage - $5/month/25 GB increment
$50 per hour