The main computer center has monitored building security, keycard access, raised flooring, racks for mounting equipment, high-capacity air conditioning, and power provided by a battery backed-up uninterruptable power supply. This center is staffed 24x7 365 days a year. The center houses 686 servers and has 750 terabytes of data in active storage, and 1.1 petabytes of data in its tape backup system. The center also hosts Network Services devices, including a Pocahontas-Edge router, which connects major external internet connections for VCU.
The secondary computer center in Harris Hall houses 55 servers and 400 terabytes of storage. The servers support key enterprise applications including Banner, eServices, VCUCard, and various network and directory systems. Although designed as a "hot site" for failover in the event of an outage at the main computer center, many of the servers are active components of their production applications. This secondary center provides for quick failover and continuity of services should there be a major outage at the main computer center.