Key Features and Benefits
Capacity Disk Storage is a pool of low-speed storage that will hold data either mapped to one or more shared drives or exposed to a virtual machine to act as file storage.

Capacity disk storage is typically used for “passive” data, when data either is not used frequently and neither updated nor read. Passive data is usually used for analytical and statistical purposes or in exceptional situations where specific investigations require this data.

Backup and Archiving for Capacity Disk Storage is available for an additional surcharge. Features include:

  • Twice daily shadow copies (Self Service user recovery)
  • Nightly backup
  • Retention of files up to 1 Year
  • Offsite backup sent to 3rd party vendor “Iron Mountain”

Getting Started
Create an IT ticket to request assistance. A specialist will review with you to determine final requirements and provide an estimate.

If a consultation was previously requested, please provide all details.

Available to
Faculty, Researchers

Must have approved research funding. FOAP must be provided.

This service is fee based. You should expect an annual rate increase of 3-3.5%; please budget accordingly. 

  • Capacity Disk – $0.25/GB/year – No Backup / No Archive
  • Capacity Disk – $0.75/GB/year – Backup / Archive


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