MiServer is a virtual server environment managed by ITS. Choose either a Core Server, where you are the system administrator and install all software, or a Managed Server, which allows you to focus on managing applications instead of the operating system. Both options free you from managing physical servers and offer flexibility to select the right options for your campus computing needs.

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MiServer is a virtual server environment managed by ITS. Customers may select either the core service, where they install and administer the operating system (OS), software, and applications, or a managed operating system at no additional cost, which allows a focus on managing applications instead of the OS.

All servers are located at U-M datacenters with built-in redundancy at all levels. Disk performance and network capacity in MiServer can handle demanding production workloads without system degradation. The optional migration service will help new customers transfer a server image and/or data into the environment.

See below for FY16 Rates & Pricing.


MiServer Core Features

  • Supports multiple OS options (customer must purchase, install, and manage OS)
  • System monitoring and notification
  • Integrated firewall to reduce downtime
  • Migration service and hardware decommissioning
  • Secure U-M infrastructure
  • 99.7% network uptime 

Additional Features with Managed OS

  • Managed Windows 2008 R2 and 2012 R2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Patch management for operating system
  • Upgrades for operating system
  • Backup and recovery
  • Antivirus software
  • Scheduled maintenance window
Who can use the service?: 

MiServer may be requested by any U-M community member with a shortcode.

Rates & Pricing: 

Please note that all sizes include the option to have managed services at no additional cost. For details on managed service features, see the Features list in the Overview tab. For managed database options, please see the MiDatabase service.

Memory 1GB RAM $7.25/month
Storage Replicated (10GB) $0.735/month
Non-Replicated (10GB) $0.6825/month
Backup per 10GB of Storage $0.459/month

Example Builds:

  • 1 CPU, 2GB RAM, 50 GB Non-Replicated Storage, Backup Managed Operating System
  • 2 CPU, 4GB RAM, 50 GB Non-Replicated Storage, Backup Managed Operating System
  • 4 CPU, 8GB RAM, 50 GB Non-Replicated Storage, Backup Managed Operating System
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