Virtual Servers

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Virtual Servers

A “virtual machine” or VM is a software-created computer that executes programs and behaves just like a physical computer.

What Are the Benefits of a Virtual Server?

A lab or office environment is not designed to keep your equipment and your data safe. Using our Virtualization Service can help by:

  • Providing safer retention of data through storage and backup.
  • Safely navigating regulatory requirements.
  • Letting the experts do their job so you can focus on your research.

Virtual machines provided through MSIS reduce the risk and the expense of running your own hardware.

Is This Service Appropriate for Sensitive Information?

Yes.

Be sure to consult with MSIS first about compliance considerations for your data.

What Does Our Service Include?

With our service, you can virtualize:

  • Standalone applications.
  • Database servers.
  • Web applications.
  • Business administration.
  • Learning and teaching.
  • Research.

We tailor our services to create practical and effective solutions, providing lower costs than buying standalone equipment for a lab or an office.

How Much Does It Cost?

Our monthly pricing for Virtual Servers is $2.85/GB(RAM)/ $0.15/GB (Hard Drive)/$0.03/GB(Network Data Storage). Our recharge rate is approved for use within A-21 guidelines.

How Will I Be Billed?

Recharge billing and invoicing will be processed during the first week of the month for services that were incurred the previous month.

If you need to update your billing information, resize, or remove your virtual server please e-mail us at msishelp@umich.edu or call 734-936-8000.

How Do I Get Started?

We have staff with experience in research, teaching, and administration that can help take your existing infrastructure, your ideas, or a future business need and create a safe, reliable home for it.

Go to Get Help to find all the ways to get in touch.