Hosting and Storage Services (HSS)

Allowing NIH Staff to focus on their work, not the systems it's stored on

Thanks to our hosting environments, NIH staff and collaborators can store and manage data and run applications with fewer worries.



We offer secure application hosting services in the NIH Data Center on virtual or physical servers running Solaris, Linux, or Windows operating systems. Customers can manage their own servers or choose to have CIT manage their servers. CIT also offers SharePoint hosting services, which allow you to create sites to store, manage, and share files and data with colleagues.

Data Storage & Backup

We provide a variety of cost-effective data storage and backup options including shared file storage, managed hosting storage, backup and archival storage. Our knowledgeable technical staff can help you determine which is the most cost-effective solution that meets your needs.


Our database services include fully managed, integrated database solutions that are part of customers’ application hosting environment. Database services are scalable and provide storage, retrieval, and management capabilities through Oracle, Oracle SQL, and Microsoft SQL database services in shared or dedicated environments.

We provided hosting services for NIH and other HHS customers on over 1,054 Windows servers and 340 Unix servers.

Contact Us

If you want more information about our services, including how to acquire or implement them, contact CIT.

Contact NIH IT Service Desk
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