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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.

Guidance

Wasabi is S3-compatible cloud object storage, which is intended to be a drop-in replacement for Amazon Web Services' Simple Storage Service (S3). It can be integrated with AWS, Google Cloud or Microsoft Azure solutions, using the same protocol and tools. There are no archival or warm storage tiers; it is all low-latency “hot” storage. Since Wasabi does not charge the same ancillary fees for manipulating data, it's easier to predict a month-to-month cost.

Use this option when you…

  • Need a cost-effective cloud storage solution
  • Could benefit from Internet2 networking to and from campus
  • Don't want to worry about GET, PUT, transitions and other operational or transaction costs
  • Want greater predictability when estimating monthly storage costs
  • Can't reliably separate or identify which data is static, dynamic, archive-ready or highly transactional
  • Are comfortable integrating different cloud vendors
  • Need optional versioning

Example Use Cases

  • Delivering web application assets and content
  • Target for backup software
  • Hold data for analysis
  • Integration with service pipelines

Cost Considerations

  • Your cost will vary each month, based on usage
  • See the Wasabi website for the current retail (public) cost
  • UIT has negotiated a discount and more favorable terms and conditions
  • Your department PTA will be charged each month
  • There is a minimum charge equal to 1 TB
  • There is a small monthly administration charge, irrespective of the volume of data

Support

  • UIT will provision a Wasabi account and charge a department PTA every month based on actual usage
  • If your service is self-managed, you will be responsible for all aspects of security compliance associated with your AWS account
  • Support for Wasabi is generally included as part of a UIT Professional Services agreement

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