With the advent of the college IT Shared Service Private Cloud, capacity is available for you to build and maintain a virtual research server for your computing needs. There are dramatic savings, both financially and logically, in using the private cloud rather than purchasing a physical server. When considering all the costs associated with a research server (purchasing, installation, housing, power, support, salvage), virtual servers can be dramatically less expensive with greater up-time and performance capability.
To discuss the use of the virtual cloud for your research needs, please contact IT Shared Services at email@example.com. General pricing for the service is:
Virtual Server: $170/year
1 vCPU, 1GB RAM
Premium SAN Storage: $3/year
1GB storage on high speed enterprise class storage system. The SAN does snapshots and offsite replication to ensure data is protected to two geo-diverse locations.