Server hosting and administration is available in a wide variety of reliable, secure, and cost-effective solutions. To meet your specific needs and requirements, ITS offers cloud-based, virtual, and data center solutions. Some services may be managed by technical staff in labs or departments while others are strictly managed by Yale ITS. In any case, adhering to best practices offered by ITS Information Security is required. Options include:
- Hosting for computing and storage systems in a secure, scalable, and environmentally controlled space in a Yale Data Center with redundant facilities and resilient technologies.
- Virtual server (Sprout at Yale) is a client managed, easy and affordable way to get your server in the Yale cloud. It offers great flexibility and users have full administrator privileges to customize the server.
- The ITS private cloud is based on redundant, highly reliable infrastructure with replicated storage and load and performance management.
- ITS also offers system administration for departmental services not located in the data center running Linux or Windows operating systems. Services include Installation, configuration and deployment, as well as support, maintenance and monitoring. To help ensure the security of applications and systems, required for servers and applications at Yale, Information Security provides operating system and web risk vulnerability assessment reporting. Additionally, Information Security reviews critical systems for compliance to policy and security best practices and provides SSL certificates for servers.