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Virtual Servers

Research Units that need to activate IT services on trusted or DMZ networks, can request from the IT, Infrastructures, and Corporate Assets Service to set up temporary virtual servers.

These servers are designed to facilitate research and enable the units to test their applications quickly and at no cost. They are not designed to replace infrastructural servers such as file, print or web servers. This type of solution will enable FBK to save time, money and energy.

The standard technical specifications are:
- 80 GB Hard Disk
- 2 GB RAM memory
- OS RedHat 7 or Ubuntu 14.04

Data and application backups are provided by IT, Infrastructures, and Corporate Assets Service.

These servers are subject to the same rules of physical servers, as described in the document “Policy for the use of IT systems”.

Each research unit can request a maximum of two servers.

To access the service, the head of the research unit must send an email to with the following information:
- operating system
- applications
- network (trusted or DMZ)
- Any changes in disk space and RAM
- name of the person in charge of the server

Special requests will be considered according to available resources.

The request, with the exception for non-standard applications, will be processed within three working days.