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. UVA graduate and undergraduate students are not permitted to request storage accounts. This must be done by their faculty advisor[s].
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: