Skip to content Skip to site navigation

Storage Solutions Summary Chart

  AFS / Secure AFS File Storage / Secure File Storage Server Disk 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 Researchers and principal investigators
Typical Use

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

Secure: File storage for High Risk Data; no Web publishing services

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

Secure: File storage for Moderate and High Risk Data

Application 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 Quota is customized
Backup* Backed up nightly, free of charge. By subscription (snapshots only). Charges apply. BaRS / TSM 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 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 Client choice
Data Security Restrictions

Standard: Low and Moderate Risk Data

Secure: High Risk Data

Standard: Low and Moderate Risk Data

Secure: Moderate and High Risk Data

Low, Moderate, and High Risk Data Client and Administrative Systems work with Information Security Office to determine
Monthly Rates See the Storage Rates page.
Learn more AFS
Secure AFS
File Storage
Secure File Storage
Server Disk Storage Custom (Research)

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

Back to File and Data Storage.