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AFS

AFS (Andrew File System) is a distributed, networked file system that enables efficient file sharing between clients and servers. AFS files are accessible via the Web or through file transfer programs such as OpenAFS or Fetch (Macintosh) and SecureFX (Windows).

AFS

Amazon Web Services EBS

Elastic Block Storage (EBS) is block storage typically attached as a virtual hard drive attached to an AWS EC2 virtual machine. It's usually flash storage with high I/O capacity, but less expensive magnetic storage is available.

Amazon Web Services EBS

AWS S3 Glacier Archive

Glacier and Glacier Deep Archive are two versions of long-term cloud archival storage storage from AWS. They are both intended for "set it and forget it" archiving where retrieval is highly unlikely and data is typically not overwritten.

AWS S3 Glacier Archive

AWS S3 Object Storage

AWS Simple Storage Service (S3) is object storage that is scalable, durable, highly-available and performant. There are multiple storage classes, with an option to hybridize storage on campus.

AWS S3 Object Storage

Azure Blob Storage

Azure Blob Storage provides scalable, cost-efficient object storage in the cloud. Store performance-sensitive data in Premium, frequently accessed data in Hot, infrequently accessed data in Cool, and rarely accessed data in Archive.

Azure Blob Storage

Department AFS

AFS (Andrew File System) is a distributed, networked file system that enables efficient file sharing between clients and servers. AFS files are accessible via the Web or through file transfer programs such as OpenAFS or Fetch (Macintosh) and SecureFX (Windows).

Department AFS

Google Cloud Platform Cloud Storage

GCP Cloud Storage is object storage. It's highly durable and scalable, with different options for redundancy and different tiers for performance and retrievability.

Google Cloud Platform Cloud Storage

Google Drive

Google Drive is a web and desktop file sync and share service that's part of Google Workspaces (formerly G Suite). It's available to all Stanford affiliates and full-sponsored SUNet IDs. Associated tools include Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and other collaboration tools.

Google Drive

Medicine Box

Medicine Box is a file sync and share service for the Stanford Health community. It includes special technologies to secure Protected Health Information. Medicine Box accounts are not interchangeable with Stanford (University) Box. Both services are being deprecated.

Medicine Box

Microsoft 365 OneDrive

OneDrive is a file sync and share service from Microsoft that's part of Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365). It's available to all Stanford affiliates and full-sponsored SUNet IDs.

Microsoft 365 OneDrive

Secure AFS

Secure AFS is an option for storing High Risk Data in a secure, centralized location. Secure AFS is based on AFS (Andrew File System), a distributed networked file system in wide use at Stanford for general data storage.

Secure AFS

SRCC Oak Storage

Oak is a High-Performance Computing (HPC) storage system available to research groups and projects at Stanford. It was purpose-built to hold research data. It provides affordable and scalable storage with a diversity of access methods.

SRCC Oak Storage

UIT File Storage

File sharing is available using CIFS and NFS protocols; it's intended to be accessed by desktop and laptop computers. This includes low and moderate risk data. Off-campus connections are provided via Stanford VPN. Data is scanned for viruses while stored on campus.

UIT File Storage

UIT Media Storage

University IT designed the Media Storage service to meet the needs of a pre and post-production video editing workflow. The service is a complete shared-storage solution that supports collaboration across Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X operating systems while supporting the...

UIT Media Storage

UIT Secure File Storage

Secure file sharing is available using CIFS and NFS* protocols; it's intended to be accessed by desktop and laptop computers. This includes high risk protected and non-protected health information. Off-campus connections are provided via Stanford VPN. Data is scanned for...

UIT Secure File Storage

UIT Server Disk Storage

Designed for server-class computers in UIT-managed data centers, there are two performance tiers: standard and high performance. Network protocols iSCSI, NFS and fiber channel are supported over a private network. The storage can be presented to the server as a local disks (...

UIT Server Disk Storage

Wasabi Cloud Storage

Designed to be a drop-in replacement for AWS S3 for multi-cloud solutions, Wasabi is value-oriented, high-performance, low-latency and highly-available cloud object storage offering. Data traverses Internet2 networking from SUNet to their West Coast data center.

Wasabi Cloud Storage