Virtual machines

IT Services can create Virtual Machines for researchers. These are virtual servers within our data centre built to either a standard or bespoke specification.


The standard specification is as follows:

  • Redhat, Debian or Windows server operating systems
  • 30GB disk
  • 4GB(Windows) or 0.5GB (Unix/Linux) RAM
  • 2 CPUs

However contact the Service Desk if a larger, more bespoke Virtual Machine is required.  The VMs are scalable so capabilities can be adjusted per requirements.

Service cost

£300pa for the standard specification outlined above. Larger VMs may cost more.

Expertise level required to use this service

Researchers will need to be able to navigate the operating system installed on the server.