The North Hall Data Center is a resource for hosting UCSB information technology systems across the Academic, Administrative and Research communities.

There is no direct cost to the customer hosting equipment in NHDC. As a shared resource, there are policies and procedures in place, evolving to efficiently and effectively manage the facility.

ITS is the UCSB entity charged with managing and operating the facility on behalf of the campus community.

NHDC Services are governed by an SLA between the customer and NHDC. ITS receives input on the operation of NHDC from customers, Core Services Advisory Group, and the campus community. Operational governance is exercised by the Cyberinfrastructure Committee and the Information Technology Board (ITB). 

Server Hosting at NHDC features include:

  • Rack space, power and network cables

  • Data Network transport

  • Customer provides server to be hosted and mounting rails

Request information

Visit the IT Services Catalog at ucsb.service-now.com/it. Select the Advanced Technical Services box, then Infrastructure, then Server Hosting at North Hall Data Center (NHDC). More information is available on the NHDC DashBoardFact Sheet, and Overview Presentation. 

Special Considerations

Becoming a NHDC customer involves several steps, and we are committed to help you join our customer community. Please visit the link at Doing Business with NHDC topic for more information.

More information is available on the NHDC DashBoardFact Sheet, and Overview Presentation. 
If you have any questions, please email ets-nhdc@ucsb.edu.


For procedures, forms, and SLA support, click here or email ets-nhdc@ucsb.edu.

Service Level Agreements (SLAs)

For Server Hosting at NHDC service level agreements, click the link above.

To view current NHDC customers, please click here. 

Additional Service Information