There are a variety of options for storing large-scale research data at UVA. Non-sensitive data storage systems can be accessed from the Rivanna high performance computing system. Sensitive data can be stored and accessed within the Ivy secure computing environment.
Non-Sensitive Data Storage
|Name||Quota||Price||Data Protection||Accessible from||Best Practices|
|Project Storage||1TB increments||$60 /TB/yr||2 week snapshots||Rivanna, NFS mount||
|Value Storage||1TB increments||$45 /TB/yr||No backup||Rivanna, SMB mount||Research value storage is a budget solution for storing data that can be accessed by a personal computer or Rivanna. It is not recommended to run SLURM jobs against value storage unless absolutely necessary. File operations on value storage are slower than on
|Archive Storage||1TB increments||$30 /TB/yr||No backup||Rivanna||ZFS NAS storage can be mounted on your desktop and allows for file sharing among research team members.|
Sensitive Data Storage
|Name||Quota||Price||Mounted On||Best Practices|
|Ivy Central Storage (ICS)||1TB increments||First TB is free, additional space $45 TB/year||Ivy virtual machine||ICS is ideal for long-term storage of sensitive data and is suitable for computation with smaller file sizes. Files stored in ICS are read-write only.|
Ivy Central Storage is accessible by using Globus and connecting to the Ivy DTN.
Storage requests can be made from this form: