The Shared Infrastructure Group (SIG) is responsible for design and management of the hardware infrastructure located in Information Services' data centers. SIG's primary focus is on providing Infrastructure as a Service in the form of consolidated computing and storage, application delivery (load balancing and content switching), and backup/disaster recovery resources.

Applications Access and Deployment, Shared Infrastructure Group provides the following:

Information Services offers a variety of options for hosting and consultation on databases.

  • IS provides some initial consultation on database hosting for the Oracle MySQL database and provides MySQL database hosting for applications developed by Central Web Services.
  • IS also offer an environment for departments to use MS SQL 2005 or 2008 without having to purchase server hardware, software, and licensing. SQL Maintenance and backups are included with the service, which costs $40 per month per database.

There are also a number of free services provided by other commercial providers that may meet your needs for database hosting. An example of this is

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Domain names are human-friendly names that are given to Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. At Oregon State University, a website can have either a custom domain, such as "" or a third-level domain, which is pre-pended in front of the oregonstate domain, such as "".

Information Services is responsible for implementing and/or delegating Domain Name Service (DNS) for ALL systems connected to the campus network and for coordinating this service with other campus units. DNS provides mapping between domain names and their IP addresses used for routing of network traffic to all destinations.

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Information Services offers data backup services to the campus academic and administrative community.  The backup service is a locally hosted service running on enterprise class hardware.  We are able to provide daily incremental, differential and full backups for registered servers.

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Oregon State University is the home of many diverse technical environments and learning areas. Occasionally, a unit will need to provide a service that is unique and isn't currently available anywhere else on campus. If a server is required to host that service, Information Services can help manage the server providing a reliable, one-stop-shop support structure.

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MS SQL Server is a database management system that supports Microsoft's version of SQL (Structured Query Language). It has commonly been used by businesses for small to medium size databases. On campus its main use has been for data storage for third party applications and websites.

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Information Services offers virtualized servers as an alternative to physical servers. Taking advantage of virtualization technology allows us to host multiple virtual servers, each of which functions as a complete and independent server, on a single physical server.

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Information Services offers low-cost, fault-tolerant VMware Virtual Machine hosting. Both of our systems use VMware ESX and Dell 2950 PowerEdge servers. You can get standard, individual VMware Virtual Machines, or we can implement a customized dedicated VMware server environment to meet your needs.

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