IvyIvy is a secure computing environment for researchers consisting of virtual machines (Linux and Windows), Domino Data Lab, and the Hadoop/Spark MapReduce environment. Researchers can use Ivy to process and store sensitive data with the confidence that the environment is secure and meets HIPAA requirements.
Ivy consists of three separate computing environments. Access to one environment does not automatically grant access to the others:
Access to Ivy resources is project-based, limited to PIs and their designees, and requires approval. Costs for Ivy resources and storage must be funded by the PI. Once a project is approved a PI and her/his researchers must sign a RUDA (one for every researcher on each project).
Ivy resources will be provided at a fee to the PI on a per project, yearly basis. The fees for Virtual Machine (VM) environments are based on a combination of the tier of computational resources and amount of storage requested:
All of the prices above indicate yearly costs. Funds will be collected via a purchase order (PTAO), which must be provided during the account request process.
Please also note that VMs have minimal local storage space, so purchasing additional secure central storage space is recommended. Ivy secure storage is available for $360 per terabyte per year.