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Storage Solutions Summary Chart

  AFS / Secure AFS Individual & Group File Storage / Secure Individual & Group File Storage Server Disk Storage Block Storage Online Archive Storage Custom (Research)
Audience

Standard: Faculty, students, staff, departments, and groups; ; full-service SUNet ID is required

Secure: Members of an associated group account; full-service SUNet ID is required.

Standard: Faculty, staff; departments, and organizations (faculty & staff only)

Secure: Members of a safe-files group account (faculty & staff only)

Departments and organizations Faculty, staff, departments, and groups Researchers and principal investigators Researchers and principal investigators
Typical Use

Standard: Personal file storage, web page storage, departmental file storage and sharing

Secure: File storage for Restricted or Prohibited Data; no Web publishing services

Standard: Personal file storage, web page storage, departmental file storage and sharing

Secure: File storage for Confidential and Restricted Data

Application data Application data Long-term storage for research data High performance computing and large research data files
Quota

Standard: 5 GB per individual and department; 4 GB per group  (up to 50 GB in special situations)

Secure: 1 GB default and 5 GB maximum

Customizable Customizable from 8 GB to 40 GB increments depending on the technology 10 TB increments 1-90 TB in 1 TB increments Quota is customized
Backup* Backed up nightly, free of charge. By subscription (snapshots only). Charges apply. BaRS / TSM BaRS / TSM Backup is customized Backup is customized
Access

Standard: WebAFS, OpenAFS, or SFTP client

Secure: WebAFS or AFS client connected through VPN

Standard: SUNet

Secure: VPN or SUNAC

Data center via fiber or SUNet Data center via fiber or SUNet SUNet Access model is customized for the client
Supported Platforms Windows, Mac OS X , and Linux Windows, Mac OS X Windows, Mac OS X , and Linux Windows, Mac OS X , and Linux Windows, Mac OS X , and Linux Client choice
Data Security Restrictions

Standard: Public, Confidential

Secure: Restricted, Prohibited

Standard: Public, Confidential

Secure: Confidential, Restricted

Public, Confidential, Restricted Public, Confidential, Restricted Public, Confidential, Restricted Client and IT Services work with Information Security Office to determine
Monthly Rates See the Storage Rates page.
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Secure AFS
Individual & Group File Storage
Secure Individual & Group File Storage
Server Disk Storage Block Storage Online Archive Storage Custom (Research)

* Data Backup and Data Storage are separate services. For some storage solutions, backup service is by separate subscription.

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