There are several storage offerings available to UC San Diego users, and a number of vendor cloud storage services that may suit your needs. Research IT Services staff can assist you in determining the right solution for your situation; email firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment or to discuss by email or telephone.
Large File Transfers
Transfer large files to and from campus with the Library's rdl-share.ucsd.edu tool. Just log in with Single Sign-On and use the simple, email-like format to deposit files for transfer and notify individuals of the link to retrieve them.
Campus-Endorsed Cloud Offerings Include:
Microsoft OneDrive offering
Maximum 5 terabytes (5TB)
All UC San Diego staff and faculty (including research staff) are eligible for a free OneDrive account which allows users to keep up to 5TB of files in the cloud.
Campus-Local Offerings Include:
SDSC Project Storage
Interactive & mounted filesystem over 1 terabyte (1TB+)
For larger needs, SDSC’s Project Storage Service provides a network-based storage solution which offers CIFS/Samba and NFS mounting options. Find project storage service options and pricing.
SDSC Cloud Storage
An object-based storage system with multiple interface methods (1 TB+)
For larger needs, SDSC’s Cloud Storage Service provides an object-based storage system designed to be easy to use for the average
SDSC CommVault Backups
CommVault is a highly customizable backup system available to UC San Diego, members of the UC community, and UC affiliates. While CommVault excels as a backup solution for a group of several workstations, making it an excellent backup choice for collaborative research labs, CommVault also thrives in an enterprise backup role. Contact email@example.com to find out more.
Working and Staging Storage at the Library
Put a copy of your data on a Library server that you and your UC San Diego collaborators can jointly access. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
UC San Diego Library Digital Collections
A curated, searchable home for research data; supporting data sets of modest size
The UC San Diego Library's Digital Collections is a digital asset management system that is designed to hold curated research data for others to search and cite. It’s the ideal long-term home for data that accompanies a published paper, especially with growing funding agency requirements to make
UC San Diego Library Chronopolis
Long-term archival storage of data (Free)
Chronopolis provides long-term archival storage of data, using active management processes and constant monitoring. It's been certified as a Trustworthy Digital Archive by a standards body that is widely recognized as a leading organization in the digital preservation field. Find out more about digital preservation on the Research Data Curation page.
Universal Scale Storage (USS)
Research IT brokers sub-allocations of SDSC’s 200TB storage bricks where researchers can obtain cost-effective storage with a minimum 25TB allotment through this SDSC-Research IT partnership. Under this brokering pilot program, UC San Diego researchers can mount USS shares to a variety of platforms, including the UCSD Research Cluster and many virtual machine environments. Research IT can also facilitate the connection to TSCC or S3-compatible object storage using the Cloud Connector feature. For specific details and information on setup and maintenance costs, please contact email@example.com to schedule a consultation.