MU Data Center

The MU Data Center, operated by the Division of Information Technology, provides a secure and environmentally controlled facility that houses computing systems for MU and other University of Missouri organizations. The center offers the following standard services and features:

  • Environmentally controlled cooling and humidity.
  • Redundant power to all rack locations.
  • Uninterrupted power supply and generator backup.
  • Fire suppression.
  • Physical security with video surveillance.
  • 24x7x365 system monitoring.

Servers located in the Data Center can utilize up to 10 Mbps of Internet throughput. Additional Internet bandwidth can be purchased if necessary.

All systems in the data center are located behind a firewall with a default configuration of deny all. Ports will be opened as needed but will not be opened to the entire Internet unless the service necessitates it. Coordination of these configurations are managed by the Division’s Network Group.

Obtaining Service

Data Center floor space and services are only available to University departments. Data center space is not available for housing personal servers. Officially recognized organizations may place equipment within the Data Center as long as such space is sponsored by a University department.

Standards for placing racks and equipment in Data Center:

  • Size of rack (24″ wide x 42″ deep x 78.5″ high)
  • Two (L6-30) power plugs (one redundant for the other)
  • Internet connection with Cat6 cable

Anything other than the standard needs special consideration.

If you have a need for Data Center services, contact your departmental IT Pro. Users without a recognized departmental IT Pro should contact Tech Support at 573.882.5000 for a consultation.

Physical space per cubic foot$25.00/foot³/monthCubic foot space is generally used by departments not requiring an entire rack

Physical space per square foot
$138/foot²/monthSquare foot space is generally used by departments requiring one or more full racks worth of space
Port fee (1000 Mbps)$15.25/port/monthBilled monthly
Internet bandwidth$20/Mbps/monthAbove the standard 10 Mbps
Manual backup and off-site storage$62/hourRequires consultation to determine amount of time required
System monitoring$62/hour
Requires consultation to determine amount of time required
Automatic backup and off-site storageVirtual server image backup – $0.08 per GB of VM drive size per month
File backup – $0.04 per GB of file share quota per month
Database backup – $0.07 per GB of database size per month
Server filesystem backup – $0.07 per GB of server drive size per month