To transition the University’s infrastructure to standard platforms and thus reduce acquisition and support costs, the University of Minnesota offers standard server configurations through strategic sourcing arrangements with Dell and IBM.
The benefits of purchasing these standard server configurations include:
Lower capital costs through strategic vendor pricing
Lower operational costs as the servers can be housed in the OIT Data Center tenant space at no charge to your department
Even lower operational costs when using the OIT Tenant Server Hosting service
Standard Models Available for Purchase
If you plan to have OIT manage your server via the Tenant Server Hosting service, you must have one of the standard models listed above and ensure it meets the minimum specifications below.