Tufts faculty and staff and can request managed virtual Linux and Windows servers in addition to virtual MySQL, Oracle and Microsoft SQL databases. Use the Server Request Form to request one or more Virtual Servers, or VM(s). You will be asked a series of questions about the VM, such as what operating system, database, web, and storage you need.
NOTE: Faculty and staff must have an active Tufts email account with a valid Tufts Username and Tufts Password. Tufts Researchers must be listed in the Tufts White Pages with a primary affiliation of Faculty or Staff to be eligible for this service.
Instead of using individual computer hardware for each server, virtual servers use shared resources (typically hardware) to house multiple separate server software. Tufts robust and highly available virtual infrastructure is housed in secure datacenters with redundant power, cooling and networking. This service includes monitoring, maintaining and managing the infrastructure, operating system, storage, backups, security and server patching.
- Shared hardware means a smaller carbon footprint
- Right size CPU, memory and storage resource flexibility
- Additional business continuity and disaster recovery options
- Proactive maintenance on infrastructure and operating systems
- Servers are backed up, monitored, and secured at an enterprise level
Tufts Server Environment
The Tufts Server Environment Guide describes classes of service, backup and recovery, server maintenance and uptime scheduling, access and rights, and the required steps for the provisioning of virtual servers.