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Infrastucture and Policies

The application hosting process

Information required for hosting an application/items to help choose an application

Our technology/our infrastructure

Policy information



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.