What are the features and costs of virtual server hosting at C&IT?

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.



  • 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.

Process overview

  • A school, college or division may contact C&IT to discuss the details of the Virtual Server Hosting Service Level Agreement and to fill out the Virtual Server Hosting In-Take Form. Please contact Patrick Thompson at 313-577-4725 or au3143@wayne.edu.
  • New customers must sign the Virtual Server Hosting Service Level Agreement.
  • C&IT submits IRB to S/C/D.
  • C&IT IOPS and S/C/D schedules creation or a new Virtual Server.


Virtual Server Hosting annual prices


  FY 2017 FY 2018 Reduction
 1 CPU, 4 GB RAM, 100 GB disk with Gold backup  $1800.00 $900.00 $900.00
 Additional CPU (per processor; up to four)  $95.00  $95.00 $0.00
 Additional memory (RAM) per GB (up to 12 GB; up to 24 GB for research)  $20.00  $20.00 $0.00
 Additional disk (per 100 GB; up to 2 TB) with Gold backup   $230.00 $125.00 $105.00


NOTE: Please read the Terms of Service Agreement for Virtual Server Hosting.