Cloud Services

Secure and flexible virtual project space:  your sandbox for exploration

Within IIU’s “private R&D cloud,” we provide temporary, virtualized environments (i.e., sandboxes for exploration) isolated from the CDC network with servers and desktop virtual machines (VM) (e.g., Windows 10, Windows XP, Windows Server, Ubuntu Linux, CentOS Linux).

These resources are accessible from anywhere in the world via PC, Mac, iPad, or other devices using an encrypted connection.

Public health programs have administrative control to install and test software and network configurations on these virtual machines. CDC programs have used our virtual machines to perform:

        • Alternatives analysis
        • User acceptance testing
        • Baseline configuration development
        • Estimating what hardware/software resources are required for procurement

Although these computing environments are virtual, the user experience is identical to traditional hardware-based server and desktop computers.

Examples of our “ready-to-go” standard VM configurations:

        • Desktop Windows 10, 32 bit, 2GB RAM, 40GB HD, 1 processor
        • Desktop Windows 10, 64 bit, 2GB RAM, 40GB HD, 1 processor
        • Server Windows 2012, 64 bit, 4GB RAM, 50GB HD, 1 processor
        • Server Windows 2008, 64 bit, 4GB RAM, 50GB HD, 1 processor
        • Ubuntu 14.04, 64 bit, 2GB RAM, 24GB HD, 1 processor
        • CentOS 7, 64 bit, 2GB RAM, 32GB HD, 1 processor

To request a VM, visit our Service Desk.

If you already have an account, visit our VM portal.