Data Center Hosting

Data Center Hosting service offering provides secure, reliable and monitored data center facilities to house customer managed servers and storage environments in WashU IT data centers at the independent service level.


In order to support the diverse research infrastructure needs of the University, and to assure that we are providing a consistent, efficient and reliable data center service, the east facility of the Research Data Center has been designated as the co-location facility for the University.  The co-location facility allows researchers to manage infrastructure in a secure data center.  Whereas the west facility of the Research Data Center supports managed infrastructure by the Research Infrastructure Services (RIS) group.  Researchers can find out more information on the managed infrastructure options supported by the RIS group at



Provide a secure and cost effective options for the University Community to house infrastructure.

Requirements & Considerations

Provides, manages, and supports own infrastructure.

This service offering includes:

  • Multi-Tenant server cabinet customers – Four escorted data center visits per year included in monthly rate

This service offering excludes:

  • Caged areas
  • OS Management
  • Server Cabinet PDU outlet management
  • Server hardware installation
  • Server hardware monitoring and troubleshooting
  • Server rails