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Research Storage

InCHIP IT has invested in multiple storage technologies from Dell and EMC to provide fully redundant and highly scalable storage. Leveraging rack space from University Information Technology Services (UITS) InCHIP has moved its Backup and DR equipment off-site. Research volumes are protected with hourly backups, SAN snapshots every 4 hours and System Shadow Copies every 12 hours. With a couple hundred terabytes of available storage, we meet most storage needs for grants and research projects. InCHIP can provide long term storage in 1 Terabyte increments at a rate of $0.05 per gigabyte per month with an initial subsidy of the first 350GB.

EMC2 VNXe Storage Array Dell EqualLogic PS Series Arrays
EMC-3150-rack Dell_EqualLogic
  •  Expandable for NL-SAS, Flash SSD and SAS drives for storage or database needs
  • Currently 62TB of on-line storage expandable to 240TB RAID6 Storage.
  • Fully redundant architecture for highest availability
    • Dual Power
    • Dual Controller
    • Dual Storage Data-path
    • Dual UPS Power
  • Expandable with NL-SAS, Flassh SSD and SAS drive options for storage or database needs
  • Currently 108TB of on-line storage with no practical limit.
  • Fully redundant architecture for highest availability
    • Dual Power
    • Dual Controller
    • Quad Storage Data-path

Storage Access Options:

iSCSI Volumes [Coming Soon]
  • Share files across multiple UNIX servers.
  • Subscribers to this service may optionally request data replication between the InCHIP IT Server Room and the UITS Data Center.
  • Subscribers to this service may optionally request data backups using the InCHIP IT Backup Service.
  • Physical Security — Files are stored on storage devices located in the InCHIP IT Server Room and the UITS Data Center.
  • Backups — Data files are backed up nightly. Backups are securely rotated off site through Iron Mountain.
  • File Security — Files are protected by Active Directory.
  • Physical Security — Files are stored on servers located in the InCHIP Server Room.
  • Remote Access — Files are available from off campus using the Campus VPN Service.
  • Clients can restore their own files in the event of accidental change or deletion. More information on restoring files.
  • If your computer is managed through InCHIP IT or UITS, individual and departmental shares are usually automatically mapped to your desktop. Mac users can use SMB to connect to Enterprise File Services. How to map EFS Shares.