IT Services

The SIS Private Cloud

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1. What is the University Private Cloud?

Building upon the foundation provided by the USDC, Shared Infrastructure Services offer a private Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud to the University. This automated self-service virtual infrastructure is available to host services and applications for departments, colleges, divisions and researchers.

The cloud provides virtual machines that can be used to run a wide variety of applications and services including:

2. Why use the University Private Cloud?

The cloud provides:

3. How to make use of the Private Cloud

The private cloud offers two different services. It provides the option to either rent a single virtual machine or a collection of resources out of which multiple machines can be provisioned (known as a virtual Data Center [vDC]).

These options are explained in detail, along with possible network configurations and how to start making use of the private cloud on our Services page.

4. Further Information

You can read more about the private cloud services, the charges, and access the howto guides using the links below:

For more information please see the Private Cloud information sheet.

If you have any specific questions regarding the service then please email