Storage Services for the University Community
Storage services offers multiple storage options at no charge. Whatever your needs, the Data Storage team will help you find the solution that's the best fit.
|I need...||What should I use?|
|Google Drive||General Data Storage||Storage for Servers||Box Secure Storage||MSI||Request a Consultation|
|To access my data from anywhere||yes||Access anywhere on campus or remotely through virtual private networks (VPN)||yes||yes||no||no|
|To share access to my data with others||yes||yes||yes||yes||no||no|
|Real time collaboration||yes||no||no||yes||no||no|
|To access the data from my on-campus laptop/desktop||yes||yes||no||yes||no||no|
|To store data processed by servers||no||no||yes||no||no||yes|
|To store legally-protected data (e.g., health, student)||no||no||no||yes||no||yes|
|To store Data identified with a high security level||no||no||no||yes||no||yes|
|Archival (very long-term) storage||yes||no||no||yes||no||yes|
|I'm not sure what I need||no||no||no||no||no||yes|
Learn About Cloud & Supercomputing Storage
While the no-cost University IT-provided storage options above will meet most researchers' needs, if you have the following types of data, you may need fee-based cloud, local research, or high-performance computing storage:
- Significantly large files
- A large amount of files
- Complex data, applications, or content
- Data related to grant-funded projects
The University has a strategic supplier agreement with vendors such as Cloudnexa to provide cloud storage services. In addition, the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI) offers local research storage, which is required by most grant-awarding agencies, and high-performance computing storage for data that requires the use of a framework such as Apache Hadoop.
Our data storage team can help you explore all these options.