CIS strongly recommends that schools and departments host their servers in the CIS' climate-controlled and generator-backed datacentre. Requests to procure server(s) by schools or departments are considered on a case-by-base basis by the Rector of the university and members of the Board of Saint John's.
CIS recommends procurement of servers with standard rackmounting form factors (e.g. 1U, 2U, 4U). Tower/Desktop form factor servers can be housed in CIS' server racks, but the department/school must purchase rackmounting adaptor kit for their servers. Please contact CIS for details of rackmounting requirements before purchasing such hardware.
For reference, please find below a sample quotation for IBM servers: