We will endeavour to assist and help provide services for your application, however IT services may decide not host an application, the likely reasons being:
- It may carry a significant security risk, possibly because it's an application which needs frequent patching, and/or has been known to suffer serious security flaws in the past
- It duplicates services we already provide - so we wouldn't host an email server, or a Sharepoint one, or a CMS or a blogging platform, because we already provide standard instances of those services
- It would be disproportionately expensive to host because it would require many servers, or large amounts of disk space or other resources
- If the vendor of the application can provide credible hosting for it. This then puts all the responsibility for delivery of the application into a single place, which we generally find to be a better experience for the application owner than if responsibility is split between a vendor and ITS.