Server Disk Storage is a set of offerings designed for server-class computers, balancing performance and reliability with cost. For most services, the level of performance and reliability are more than sufficient; examples include Stanford's Email and Calendar service and the databases that support HelpSU.
Server Disk Storage supports NFS, iSCSI, and FC (SAN) connections using a high speed private connection. New server connections are required to have at least two (2) free interface ports to connect to the private network.
Note: Server Disk Storage does not include backups. Backup and storage are two separate services; backup service is by subscription. The storage team works with clients to customize backups to the needs of their applications.
- Provides industry-standard performance and reliability for enterprise level systems.
- Available in increments from 4 to 16Gbps per port for FC connection and 1 to 10Gbps per port for IP connection.
- Protocol supported: NFS, ISCSI, and FC
- Data is protected and virus scanned while stored on center storage servers.
- Data is encrypted at rest.
- Data in transit is transmitted on a private network.
- Secondary data copy (Mirror or Backup) to secondary storage or to cloud available.
Departments and organizations.
- Service subscription required.
- At least two (2) free interface ports are required for new connections.
- May be used to store and transmit Low, Moderate, and High Risk Data, as defined by the Information Security Office.
- Please alert the Enterprise Technology Storage Team if you plan to use Server Disk Storage for Moderate or High Risk Data.
This Server Disk Storage service is charged monthly to your department’s University IT billing statement. Two sets of storage speed/cost combinations are available.
Requests to change an existing storage profile by adding, modifying, or deleting storage must be submitted by your Department Contact via OrderIT or by calling 5-HELP (option 2).
For additional information about Server Disk Storage, please submit a Help request.
- All storage systems are monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week for performance and component failures. Storage systems personnel are alerted to failures and will respond to alerts.
- The window for scheduled maintenance is on Sunday between noon to 6 p.m. Scheduled maintenance, required for reconfiguration of the storage arrays, is performed two or three times a year. Hardware is refreshed regularly on a rotational basis at the end of the warranty cycle or about once every three years. Change Management requests will be submitted for any scheduled maintenance.
- For assistance, please submit a Help request. Tickets are assigned and responded to per SLA escalation guidelines.
Backup and Recovery Service for Servers (BaRS)