University of Delaware Virtualization Service

The use of virtual servers moves the University towards the following goals:

To request a virtual server, submit a UD Virtual Machine Request Form. (Instructions below.)

Why virtualization?

Using the central IT virtualization service provides departments with more flexibility than buying a physical server. There are no up-front costs, and departments are not locked into one configuration; the virtual server configuration, and associated costs, can be changed as a department's needs increase or decrease.

In addition, through IT-hosted server virtualization, University departments can realize greater efficiency by migrating stand-alone servers spread throughout campus to virtualized servers in the Chapel Street Computing Center. Server virtualization is a green technology because of the advantages of running many virtual servers on one physical system.

Pricing information

Virtual servers can be configured with 2-8 CPUs, 1-16 GB memory, up to 3TB of disk space, and the choice of one of several operating systems. Monthly pricing for each of these options is listed below. Note: You must also purchase software and operating system licenses for hosted machines as applicable.

Requesting a virtual machine

To request a virtual server, submit a UD Virtual Machine Request Form. You'll need to provide

Next page: Using your virtual machine

For more information, contact the IT Support Center.