Leased storage can be provided to support short or long term projects. Leased storage consists of dedicated filesystem space with user-defined access policies. Leased file systems are dedicated filesystems built on luns via the Hitachi SAN. The benefit of leased storage is there is no infrastructure cost and it can be rapidly scaled as needed.
Dedicated disk space is leased at a cost of $0.10 per GB of allocated storage, per month. The user is charged for the total dedicated storage. For example, a 100GB quota will cost $10/month, regardless of actual usage. Billing is submitted to departments on a monthly basis. A university billing account is required to lease storage services.
These costs are used to help offset the replacement cost of the disks themselves,
the infrastructure cost of the SAN is absorbed by CSBS Computing.
Leased-Storage Backup Costs:
Leased-Storage backup policies are determined by the user. Backup costs are $0.13 per GB of data that is written to tape. Accrued expenses are most affected by the amount of compression possible against the source data and the rate that the source data changes. With a standard backup policy of nightly incrementals and monthly fulls we would estimate backup costs for 100GB of data, with a daily rate of change of 2%, the daily backup costs over the course of the month will be approximately $5.20, plus a monthly full backup, costing $13.00 for a total backup charge of approximately $18.20. These numbers can vary, but generally represent the upper end of expected charges.
To request leased storage, please submit a helpdesk request.