Iowa State University

ITInformation Technology

Servers (Virtual)


ITS offers a high-availability, high-capacity, enterprise-level server virtualization environment for use by all members of the ISU community. Virtualization partitions a physical server into multiple "logical" servers (virtual machines, or VMs) that share resources efficiently and effectively.


Server virtualization provides high-performance systems with:

  • Lower power and cooling costs
  • Simplified administration and networking
  • Advanced disaster recovery capabilities
  • Fast recovery during software upgrades
  • Ability to clone or copy virtual machines quickly and easily
  • Secure remote management of virtual machines


  • Guest operating systems must be Windows, Linux, or another OS supported by VMware. 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems are supported.

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Service Cost /Unit
2 vCPU, 2 GB memory, 36 GB disk
$60.00 /month
Enterprise x2
4 vCPU, 4 GB memory, 72 GB disk
$120.00 /month
Additional Enterprise RAM
1 GB memory
$1.50 /month
Dedicated Blade (48 GB RAM)
8 vCPU, 48 GB memory, No disk provided
$525.00 /month
Dedicated Blade (96 GB RAM)
8 vCPU, 96 GB memory, No disk provided
$615.00 /month
Additional Storage $0.10 /GB/month