Economy Storage

Economy Storage

Our Economy storage provides departments, researchers, and individuals a local, network accessible repository suitable for files and documents that have minimal performance and data protection requirements. This repository can be accessed by multiple users/clients simultaneously and provides high resiliency to protect against data loss from storage failures. We offer both NFS and CIFS (SMB) file protocols to accommodate a wide variety of use cases.

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 Economy 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.

Economy 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.

Economy storage can be purchased in 1TB increments.

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

Economy storage is charged monthly at a rate of $7.00 per TB. 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, $40/TB of quota per month
  • Off-site replication for disaster recovery, $150/TB of quota per month

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

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

To obtain Economy storage, please contact CSG through the Server and Administration Services consultation request form.

For additional assistance, contact Tech Support at 573.882.5000.