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Linux Hosting Services

CIT offers application hosting services on dedicated, physical servers and on virtual machines (also called VMs or virtual servers) running the Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system.

Linux VM

The Linux VM option provides a flexible, lower cost option for customers who don’t need the resources of a dedicated, physical server. For more information about the Linux VM option, including available CPU and memory configurations, see the Linux Virtual Server Service page.

Dedicated Physical Linux Servers

For dedicated, physical Linux servers, CIT provides the following CPU and memory configurations:

  • 2 CPUs, 8GB memory
  • 4 CPUs, 64GB memory

Dedicated Linux servers are housed in a secure, centrally supported hosting environment, and the service includes managed storage and backup. Additional options include SSL certificates, network security architectures, application firewalls, shared and dedicated load balancers, and central web and database services.



Customer Benefits

  • Provides a lower-cost entry point to application hosting compared to Unix.
  • Options for hosting on both dedicated, physical Linux servers and Linux Virtual servers in a VMware environment.
  • Includes patching, monitoring, and a dedicated customer coordinator.
  • Secure SSAE 16 (formerly SAS 70) audited environment with high availability.  

Customer Market

This service is available to all NIH institutes and centers and to other United States government agencies.​

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What’s the difference between the Linux hosting service and CIT’s zLinux service?

A: CIT’s Linux service provides application hosting on servers using x86-based processors and running Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The zLinux service uses mainframe hardware, the z/VM (virtual machine) operating system, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux to run multiple virtual Linux servers on the mainframe system. For more information, see the CIT Service Catalog, the zLinux Virtual Server Hosting page.

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This page last reviewed: March 09, 2011