Wayne State University

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Virtual Server Hosting


Virtual Server Hosting allows Wayne State University schools, colleges and divisions to run servers without the hassle of purchase, maintenance and operation.

Virtual servers are hosted in the C&IT Data Center. C&IT's VMWare team monitors and provides continual service improvements to all servers.

Available To

Faculty, Staff

Key Features

  • Hardware environment providing at least 3GHz of processing power.
  • Up to four processors per Virtual Machine.
  • Up to 24 gigabytes of RAM based on application need and monitoring.
  • 24/7 remote server access.
  • Regular backups to C&IT's NetBackup system.
Every virtual server package includes:
  • The creation of a virtual server in C&IT's Virtual Server environment.
  • Initial installation of a VMware Supported Operating System (OS) (Windows or Linux).
  • Initial installation of NetBackup client utility.
  • Initial installation of university site-licensed antivirus software.


Virtual Server Hosting Annual Prices

1 CPU, 4 GB RAM, 100 GB Disk w/on-site backup $1800.00
Additional CPU (per processor, up to four) $95.00
Additional Memory (RAM) - per GB (up to 12 GB, 24 GB for research) $20.00
Additional Disk (per 100 GB, up to 2 TB) w/backup (45 day retention): offsite $230.00

Getting Started

To discuss how your department might take advantage of this service, please contact Patrick Thompson.

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