Foundation Services → Virtual Servers

Virtual server hosting in UMKC's private cloud provides a number of advantages over non-centralized physical or virtual hardware:

  • Virtual servers are not tied to any specific hardware that can fail
  • Near-instantaneous upgrades can be performed on CPU, memory, & storage
  • Consistent cost (no lifecycle gotcha cost every 3 to 5 years)
  • Go Green, VM's use less power & produce less heat than a physical servers
  • Each data center has:
    • Redundant air conditioning systems
    • Uninterruptible power supplies (UPS)
    • Backup power and diesel generators
    • Secure access, alarm system, card swipe, motion detection, video surveillance
    • Redundant/fastest network connections on campus
    • 24/7 monitoring of the entire virtual server platform
    • Fire suppression system (FM-200)

Please take a look below to see more information about our hosting plan and fees.

Virtual Server Hosting Plan/Fees

UMKC's virtual server hosting plans provide managed and unmanaged server hosting along with backups.

Standard Virtual Servers include:
  • 2 Central Processing Units (CPU)
  • 2 GB of Memory
  • 1 Gigabit Ethernet Card
  • 1 Operating System (OS), either Windows or Linux
  • 200 GB of Disk space
  • Snapshots performed nightly (retained 7 days)
  • Multiple snapshots throughout the day (retained 24 hours)
  • Site-to-site replication
  • 30 days of backup retention

Monthly fees by university affiliation:

  Academic Non-Academic University Ties
Virtual Machine (Managed1) $80 $80 $100
Virtual Machine (Unmanaged2) $50 $50 $80
Additional Central Processing Unit (CPU) $3 $3 $10
Additional Memory (GB) $3 $3 $10
Additional Ethernet Card $3 $3 $10
Additional Disk Space (GB) $0.06 $0.10 $0.10
  1basic system administration included
  2$80/hour for all system administration work


If you require support with an existing service, would like to request a new service, or wish to report an outage, please contact the IS Technology Support Center.