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Cloud storage

e.g. Onedrive, Dropbox

UIS have negotiated contracts with Microsoft and Dropbox for file synchronisation and cloud storage. The UIS Research Computing group are also in the process of developing a cloud service based in west Cambridge.

Dropbox for Business

The well known Dropbox personal service has a business version that the University has signed up for. In exchange for £55 per account (tied to your @cam email) you can store "unlimited" data. The drawback is that it is slow, and file sharing out of the University isn't as simple as it could be.

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Onedrive

As part of the University's contract for Microsoft Office 365 members of staff and students registered at a Cambridge college are eligable for 1TB of cloud based storage. As with Office, not all members of the department are eligable. Files are limited to 10GB each and data transfer is slow. There is, however, no charge at the point of use.

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Research Computing

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Research data store

  • Access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Supports SSH-based protocols (SFTP, SCP and RSYNC)
  • Throughput exceeding 10GB/s
  • Minimum purchase 2TB
  • Licences for 1, 3 or 5 years
  • Accessible via Windows, Mac and Linux platforms
  • Support available through the UIS service desk

Research file share

  • Access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Supports SMB, SFTP, SCP and RSYNC protocols
  • High throughput access
  • Minimum purchase 2TB
  • Licences for 1, 3 or 5 years
  • Accessible via Windows, Mac and Linux platforms.

Research cold storage

  • Access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Supports SFTP, SCP and RSYNC protocols
  • Up to 10Gb/s system performance
  • Minimum purchase 5TB
  • Licences for 1, 3 or 5 years
  • Accessible via Windows, Mac and Linux platforms
  • Support through the UIS service desk