Information Services

Virtual hosting

The virtual hosting service provides a managed platform for hosting Windows, Linux and Unix services on a highly resilient virtualisation platform based on VMware.


The Information Services Virtual Hosting service provides a virtual server hosting environment.

Availability and entitlement

The virtualisation service is highly resilient and provides a stable, managed platform 24x7x365 for hosting Windows, Linux and Unix x86 based operating systems.

Technical description

This is a technical description of the virtual hosting service giving information about the technology used and the suitability of the service for applications.

Requesting virtual machines

Please provide the following information to the virtual hosting team.

Getting help

The virtualisation service is provided by the Information Services Enterprise Services Section.