Senior automation engineer, Chris Collins speaks to opensource.com about how OIT harnessed the power of "virtual machine" containers to power its systems from web hosting to storage.
Virtual Server Hosting
OIT maintains a centralized VMware ESX environment that provides virtual machines/servers (VMs) to both OIT-supported services as well as applications and services supported by the departments and schools across Duke University. In addition to the base VM provided, OIT offers additional configurations as well as several levels of System Administration.
To meet the needs of a majority of OIT's VM requests and to provide a consistent offering, a set of standard offerings and processes has been created and details can be found at the following links.