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Specialist Services

Managed Operating Systems

IT Services provide two managed operating systems - Windows and CentOS Linux. The services provide the management and support of the server operating system, security and virtual hardware associated with it.

Service Overview

What's Included?

  • Virtual Servers with the latest Windows (Server 2016) or CentOS Linux (Version 7) operating system
  • System Monitoring
  • Operating system updates
  • Secure, reliable, backed up data.
  • Configuration management / standard configuration
  • Security scanning
  • Problem resolution

IT Services can assist with third party supplier liaison where appropriate and necessary, although it is expected that these will be carried out by the service contact/server manager in the first instance.

What kind of IT services can be hosted?

We currently host the following:

  • Finance Systems
  • Databases
  • Web Servers
  • Hotel Management systems
  • Document Management Systems
  • Application Servers
  • Collaboration Services
  • Sports Booking Services
  • Software License Servers

But we are by no means limited to these areas. For more information (if not covered on these pages) please contact us with your requirements and we will discuss your options.

How much does it cost?

For most use cases, there is no cost associated with a Virtual Server or a Managed Operating System.

HOWEVER: it is the responsibility of the requesting department or professional service to provide a budget which covers incurred costs pertaining to installation, configuration or ongoing licensing or support costs for 3rd party applications.

What server resources will be provided by default?

Default server resources are:

  • CPU cores: 2
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Disk: 100GB, split across two drives/partitions depending on operating system

If a service or application requires an increase in resources, then either a link to the vendor’s website or document will be required, or evidence of the resources constraining the application.

Please note that IT Services staff have a great deal of experience in this area and often find that additional resources will not help an application. We're happy to help diagnose issues & offer guidance or advice where we can, and will provide historical performance data to demonstrate our advice where it is relevant.