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We're working on more formal documentation that describes what you need to do to get a virtual machine, what happens when you request one, and what to expect.

For now, please contact us:

Computing Services

We'll schedule a new customer meeting with you, go over your requirements, and discuss what will happen next with you.

Depending on your requirements and how complicated your request is, it may take a couple of weeks or so for us to deliver your virtual machine.

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About Clouds

Cloud computing is the use of computing resources (hardware and software) which are available in a remote location and accessible over a network. The name comes from the common use of a cloud-shaped symbol used in system diagrams.

Computing Services has our primary data center at Delta College in Stockton, and alternate data centers on campus in the Computing Center and other locations.

Virtual Machines

A virtual machine is a software implementation of a machine (computer) that executes programs like a physical machine (computer). Instead of using storage in your laptop or desktop computer, it uses storage in a virtual private cloud.

Most common applications can now be run as virtual machines, and Computing Services can help you replace aging physical servers with virtual machines in our private cloud at Delta College.

Benefits of Cloud Computing

  • Both virtual machines and co-location centers in our private cloud are offered to campus customers at no cost.
  • Virtual machines offer numerous benefits; such as network security, high availability, ease of use, and are rated for critical Level 1 data. You can load most common operating systems on our virtual machines (Windows, Linux, etc.).
  • You can get rid of your old server that's taking up room in your office or storage closet.
  • You no longer have to worry about hardware maintenance on your aging hardware.

Co-Location Centers

A co-location center is a type of data center where equipment space and bandwidth are available for rental to customers. Co-location facilities provide space, power, cooling and physical security for the server, storage and networking equipment of other firms, and connect them to a variety of telecommunications and network service providers, with a minimum of cost and complexity.

For campus departments that need a data grade location to house physical servers, Computing Services will host your servers in our data center at SJSU.