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Storage Solutions

Students, faculty, and staff are allocated a standard amount of storage at no cost. Additional storage can be purchased as needed. Academic and administrative departments as well as faculty and staff can subscribe to a wide variety of data storage offerings, depending upon need.

For help selecting storage technology solutions, try the storage recommendations tool, part of the Cardinal Cloud initiative. 



Every student receives 5 GB of AFS disk space to store, back up, share, and serve personal files, free-of charge.

Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff receive 5 GB of AFS disk space to store, back up, share, and serve personal files, free-of charge. Additional storage is available by request. Charges may apply.

Departments & Groups

AFS is also available to academic and administrative departments, student groups, and organizations. File Storage is available at low cost. Server Disk Storage provides industry-standard performance and reliability for enterprise systems.

Researchers & PIs

Custom storage solutions can be set up for high-performance computing and large research data files. This service requires a subscription; cost is based on the amount of storage allocated.

Stanford Research Computing Center (SRCC) offers High-Performance Computing (HPC) storage research groups and projects at Stanford for research data.

Related Services

Backup & Recovery

Data Storage and Data Backup & Recovery are separate services. AFS is backed up daily, free-of-charge. Backup for other services is by subscription. Charges apply.

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