Virtual Server Infrastructure (Hosting)

Service Description

ITS offers virtual server hosting. The ITS virtual hosting environment is built on the UCS appliance architecture running Vmware for the virtual server service in conjunction with Veeam for the server backup service. This stable, secure and highly available environment eliminates the need for guest server lifecycle. This service is rated for sensitive data.

The virtual servers from this service are available in two configurations:

Managed - Configuration in which the ITS Systems Support team manages the server OS and its maintenance and provides systems administration support for the departmental service administrators.                                                            
Unmanaged - Configuration enables departmental service administrators to handle all system administration for the virtual server.


ITS Hosting service is available to UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, staff, students, retirees, contractors, distance learners, visiting scholars and others who require UNC-Chapel Hill resources to work in conjunction with UNC-Chapel Hill as provisioned by departmental service administrators.

Service Provisioning
Supported Environment/Services
  • Managed Host Configuration: Windows enterprise operating systems only.
  • Unmanaged Host Configuration: Windows and Select Non-Windows enterprise operating systems.
Virtual Host Cost:
  • $50.00 annually per 1GB Ram.  This includes initial 50GB of Storage and Onsite Veeam backup.
  • Additional storage is available at an annual cost of $1 per GB.
  • $500.00 Annually for OS Management
  • Monthly billing can be arranged, on a per customer basis.