Data Center Operations & Services

The University of Iowa enterprise datacenters house computer systems that run production services critical to students, faculty, and staff. Enterprise datacenters also provide colocation space and support for departments and researchers.

Data Center Proxy

The data center proxy service provides customers of the ITS Virtual Service, Physical Servers or co-location customers a means to access the Internet via a web proxy.

Enterprise Server Hosting

ITS provides colocation services in the campus Data Center. The service provides customers with a secure location and network connectivity for housing mission-critical servers.


This solution is intended to assist departmental technical staff in determining whether the ITS shared LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) service is appropriate for the needs of their department.

Load Balancer

Also known as: 
A load balancer is a device that acts as a reverse proxy and distributes network or application traffic across a number of servers.


Servlet container for Java & JSP based web applications

Virtual Server

In simple terms, virtualization means that we will employ one big server instead of many smaller ones. The current ratio is about 35 to 1, meaning 1 big server will do the work of 35 smaller ones.