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Client Technology Solutions and Consulting

Simplify IT cloud and on-premises services management

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November 13, 2023

Your technology solutions partner

Client Technology Solutions and Consulting (CTSC) is Stanford's strategic IT managed service partner in University IT (UIT). 

Our managed IT services offer several benefits, including reduced costs, increased security, and simplified management.

CTSC products and services can help to reduce complexity and improve efficiency. We can also help protect your data and improve its overall cybersecurity posture.

What we do

We take responsibility for continuous monitoring, support, and optimization of your IT systems:

  • Servers: Windows, Linux
  • Cloud environments: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Azure
  • Data storage and databases: on-premises and cloud-based
  • Network and security: LAN, VPN, IDS/IPS, SIEM, IAM, firewall, antivirus

Our managed services include:

Cost savings

Applying mature IT service management (ITSM) processes and optimizing cloud resource consumption, ultimately saving you money.


Strategic & smooth change management

Planning the scope of changes, testing and implementing them with minimal downtime to your infrastructure.


Self-managed approach & service transparency

Delivering our services based on key performance indicators (KPIs) and service level objectives (SLOs) set in the service level agreement (SLA). 


Implementing continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) and automation to accelerate the delivery of technical improvements.

Robust security

Performing elaborate security testing of an IT systems and applications (audit, testing, vulnerability assessment, etc.).

Proactive approach & stable performance

Applying continuous infrastructure monitoring to predict IT issues or detect them promptly, avoiding downtime.

Service options

Fully managed IT services

Outsource your IT cloud and on-premises computing services to us, and we will use our resources to keep it reliable, highly available, and secure.

Co-managed IT services

Establish strong collaboration with your in-house team and/or your third-party providers to jointly cope with IT cloud and on-premises computing service maintenance.

Get started

Choose from a variety of computing service options below. Not sure where to start? Request a free consultation.

Free Consultation

Count on our expert team to be your go-to for all your IT needs, both cloud and on-site. We'll streamline your tech, boost efficiency, and keep your data safe and secure.

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Cloud Services

Our Managed Cloud Services take the hassle out of your cloud experience. The CTSC team handles everything for you — from on-demand tech assistance, operational management, and round-the-clock support to hosting and setup.

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CrashPlan is University IT's centrally managed, automatic data backup solution and is available as a service to the Stanford community.

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Backup Solutions

Secure your operations with our backup solutions that keep your data safe, accessible, and restorable at a moment's notice, even during disruptions. BaRS delivers a customizable, secure backup system designed to meet your specific needs for security and compliance, with a promise of availability whenever you require.

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Database Administration

University IT (UIT) offers specialized database management for Oracle and Microsoft SQL. Faculty and staff in both academic and administrative units can enjoy expert DBA services on Stanford's own infrastructure.

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Students, faculty, and staff get a set amount of free storage, with the option to buy more if needed. Departments can choose from a range of storage plans to fit their specific requirements.

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System Administration

Jump into hassle-free management for both Linux and Windows servers with our System Administration service. From setup to security scans, updates, and user management, we've got your servers covered — whether they're crucial to your operations or for development purposes.

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Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

Experience a tailor-made virtual desktop that adapts to your organization's needs with our VDI service. Discover the convenience and improved workflow our virtual solutions can bring to your workday.

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Maximize your hardware by using virtualization to run several independent virtual servers on one physical machine — each acting like its own full-fledged server.

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