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Storage Options

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Article Number : KB0013941
Published on : 2019-07-22
Last modified : 2019-07-22 21:10:06
Knowledge Base : IT Public Self Help

ITS offers several storage solutions that can fulfill a variety of use cases. This identifies the high-level features of each to help determine which solution could best meet your needs.

Microsoft OneDrive

Future direction personal, team and departmental disk service is a secure, highly available enterprise-scale data "storage" solution available to departments and individual faculty, students, and staff. 

Individuals 

  • All Outlook email users are provisioned with 1 TB storage capacity. This is known as your OneDrive. Documents are Private unless designated to be shared.

Teams and departments 

  • SharePoint and Teams site folders support up to 25 TB. Your OneDrive client is able to connect to these drives as well, with permission based availability.

Features

  • Storage of up to 25 TB increments
  • Advanced granular date recovery abilities
  • Scalable : UT's future direction
  • Total control of your data with version recovery
  • Access from any device - Superior mobile capabilities 
  • Mac support - Files On-Demand (Requires version of Mojave 10.14)
  • No VPN, SMB or WebDAV connections necessary
  • Offline access and file sync features
  • Single authentication source (Office 365)
  • Approved for storage of confidential data
  • And much much more

Cost

$0.00/TB (Common Good service)

Help & Support

Get Started with OneDrive


Austin Disk Services

Austin Disk Services is a secure, highly available enterprise-scale file server solution available to departments and individual faculty, students, and staff.

Features

  • Connectivity via SMB (encryption in transit available via IPsec on Windows only)
  • Connectivity via WebDAV and SFTP on all operating systems
  • Approved for storage of confidential data
  • Windows file server solution employing Active Directory-based permissions
  • Automatic backups with end-user recovery available
  • Individual storage: From 1 GB to 20 GB
  • Departmental storage: 50 GB and up

Cost

$1.85/GB per year

Recommended Uses

  • Store and share files with University users on multiple operating systems
  • Maintain a consistent user experience across Windows machines using redirected folders

Help & Support


UTBox

UTBox is a campus-wide cloud storage solution that allows faculty, staff, and students at the University of Texas at Austin to use Box cloud-based file sharing for business and academic purposes.

Features

  • Accessible via Box Sync (Windows/Mac OS X) or web browser (all operating systems)
  • Approved for storage of Confidential data
  • Cloud storage solution
  • Collaboration options available for University and non-University individuals
  • Individual storage: 2 TB for faculty and staff, 150 GB for students
  • Departmental storage: Unlimited

Cost

UTBox is a Common Good service. Please see the UTBox wiki for details.

Recommended Uses

  • Upload files via a web browser and quickly collaborate with users across campus or outside the University
  • Use Box Sync to synchronize important files between your desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet

Help & Support


Virtual Servers (UT-VMG)

UT Virtual Machine Gateway (UT-VMG) provides cost-effective, reliable, self-provisioned Virtual Machines (VM) based on the VMware vSphere Virtual Infrastructure suite and vRealize Automation product. UT-VMG is intended to serve departments, colleges, and research units at The University of Texas at Austin.

Features

  • Virtual server based on the VMware vSphere infrastructure
  • Infrastructure housed in the University Data Center (UDC)
  • Customers retain responsibility for system administration of UT-V VMs
  • Storage: Tier 1 and Tier 2 storage available in 1 GB increments

Cost

$1.12/GB per year (Tier 1) or $0.17/GB per year (Tier 2), plus cost of vCPU and memory

Recommended Uses

  • Storage for departments where retaining responsibility for server administration is appropriate or required

Help & Support

 

Users of these services must be aware of and adhere to the University's Campus IT Policies.

 

 

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