Archive Storage

Archive Storage

Our Archive storage provides departments, researchers, and applications a local, network accessible repository suitable for files and documents that need to be kept long term.  This repository can be easily accessed by multiple users/clients simultaneously and provides high resiliency to protect against data loss.  We offer both NFS and CIFS (SMB) file protocols to accommodate a wide variety of configurations.

This local storage option is cheaper than many cloud service options, including Amazon Glacier and isn't burdened with long access times or complex APIs.

By default, this storage is provisioned with no backup or offsite replication, but these features can be added for an additional service charge.

This service is certified for data classified at levels 1-3 and PHI.

The Archive storage service:

  • Eliminates the need for departmentally owned infrastructure
  • Lowers departments' total cost of ownership
  • Provides resources that some departments may not be able to individually afford
  • Decreases the redundancy of equipment on campus and more efficiently uses IT resources
  • Increases time and resources for distributed IT professionals can devote to user support
  • Decreases the number of points of failure
  • Implements industry best practices

The Division of IT also provides around-the-clock monitoring 365 days a year, a physically secure environment, timely hardware upgrades, backup options, and backup power.

Archive storage provides a highly available, highly scalable data storage solution for Windows, Samba, and Linux (NFS) clients and supports file shares at the lowest rate possible while maintaining security, adequate performance, and optional data protection.

Archive storage can be purchased in 1TB increments

Billing is based on assigned quota, not actual usage.  See Pricing tab for the most current rates.

Archive storage is charged monthly at a rate of $.07 per GB.  A MoCode is required to obtain this service.  Monthly billing is based on the highest quota assigned to the share in the previous calendar month.

In addition to file storage, we offer these options for an additional fee:

  • File backup with versioning, $.04 per GB of quota per month
  • Off site replication for disaster recovery, $0.20 per GB of quota per month

Archive storage supports file share connections via CIFS (Windows/Samba) or NFS (Unix) protocols.

Archive storage supports file share connections via CIFS (Windows/Samba) or NFS (Unix) protocols.

Go to to request Departmental File Storage. Login to the self-service portal with your University id and password, select Service Catalog, and search for Departmental File Storage.

Go to and click on the Help icon. Login to the self-service portal with your University user id and password, and Search for Answers accordingly. For additional assistance, contact our Help Desk at 573-882-5000.