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Server hosting, backup and storage services include a variety of file and data backup solutions available to university faculty, staff and students. Other services include setup and centralized hosting of both physical and virtual servers. Fees may apply for some services.

Additional information is provided below:

Database Administration and Support

Research and Shared Services (RSS) can help design, develop, and deploy your database in MySQL, Microsoft SQL, or Oracle. In addition, the team can assist with query generation, backups, maintenance, optimization, and controlling user access.


File Server/Storage

Any person with a university login and speedtype may request a billable home or departmental network folder. Please provide the information below in your request. Additionally, 5TB of cloud storage is provided through OneDrive for Business for Faculty and Staff. Learn more about saving and sharing files with OneDrive.

Information required to create a billable departmental folder:

  • Folder name (less than 15 characters, no spaces or special characters)
  • Speedtype for the data stored in the folder ($0.025 per GB per month)
  • An email address for a primary point of contact person (someone you’d go to if you had an unexpected access request for this folder)
  • List of email addresses for users who need modify (read + write) access (copy\paste from Outlook TO field)
  • (Optional) List of email addresses for those who need read-only access

Information required to create a billable home folder:

  • Email address of home folder user
  • Speedtype for the data stored in the folder ($0.025 per GB per month)

Server Hosting - Physical and Virtual

OIT offers hosting services for physical and virtual servers.

Physical departmental servers are hosted in data centers on the CU Denver and CU Anschutz Medical Campus. These data centers feature redundant power, cooling, and secure data center access. Services included in the cost are rack space, network connectivity, system administration, proactive monitoring, and monthly operating system patching.

Virtual servers are offered as an alternative to physical servers. They function as an independent server on a single physical server and in many cases are more cost effective than physical servers. Services included in the cost are physical redundancy, system administration, network connectivity, proactive monitoring, and monthly operating system patching. Additional storage, processors, and RAM, beyond what is included in the default configuration can be requested. 

(You must be on campus or connected to the university network before clicking on the button to request provisioning of a Windows or Linux virtual server. Learn how to connect to the wireless network or VPN remote access.)


System Support

The Research and Shared Services division of OIT can provide system support such as application and system hosting, database hosting and consultation services. We will work with you to review your requirements and needs to provide recommendations for a solution that will work for you.