Server Hosting

SJSU Information Technology (IT) offers server equipment co-location and hosting services in the SJSU Physical Data Centers. As an alternative to housing servers inside campus offices, co-location provides space, power and cooling and physical security for servers in a dedicated facility.  

Who can get server hosting?

Researchers, faculty, and department IT technicians

What kinds of services are included?

Physical Security CSU Certified Level 1 Data Center


  •  Alarm systems
  • Physical access control
  • Security cameras
  • S2 card access
  • Data destruction services, e-waste and and media destruction.


  • Server up/down time
  • CPU
  • Memory
  • Storage
  • Power
  • Redundant UPS circuits with backup generator and redundant circuits to PG&E and campus power plant


Rack/unrack service
Hard drive replacement service for RAID configurations
Network connectivity and security


Any 4-post threaded round hole server rail.

Square hole, cantilever, desktop/shelf-mounted systems are also supported based on physical availability

Virtual Servers

SJSU IT provides free IBM virtual server services, which are available from two on-campus data centers, GCP/Azure public Clouds and accessible via a network. 


  • Hosts both virtual machines and Co-Location centers in a private and public clouds
  • Provides network security, high availability and ease of use for critical Level 1 data
  • Eliminates the need for a physical server and hardware maintenance
  • Provides data backup and recovery 


The Virtual Server service is compatible with Windows Server 2019 and Redhat Linux. Cost will be determined based on virtual server requirements.

Requesting Service & Support

To request a Physical and Virtual Server service, submit a ticket request. Requests are generally processed within 5-10 business days.