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

How to make a request for quotes or fulfilment of creation of virtual machines.

Getting help

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