Data Storage

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Primary Storage

We offer primary data storage in quarter-terabyte increments. Our hardware implementation is modular and grows with demand, with approximately 70 terabytes of usable storage currently deployed.

Storage can be accessed over the network in various ways...

  • from Mac and Windows desktop systems via Windows Filesharing (samba)
  • from the computational grid via NFS (Network Filesystem)
  • from hosted servers via iSCSI or NFS

All primary data storage is backed up nightly to our Tivoli Storage Manager backup service. One backup copy is kept onsite for on-demand restores; a second encrypted backup copy is stored offsite for disaster recovery.


The first 256GB of primary storage is $200/quarter; additional primary storage is $0.17/GB/month. This rate includes nightly and offsite backup service.