Storage for Researchers

UVA Research Computing provides multi-tiered storage solutions for your data. From small-scale personal computing options to high-performance parallel file systems for serious computational runs, various systems are available to researchers.

Large-Scale Research Data Storage

UVa offers a number of institutional solutions for storing and managing large-scale research data. Each of these can serve different use-cases depending on budget and archival needs. All of these systems are mounted and visible to local high-performance computing resources.

Commercial Data Sharing and Archiving Solutions

There are a number of commercially licensed tools available to UVa researchers for free. These products, including UVa Box, Dropbox (Health System) and CrashPlan, are most suitable for small-scale storage needs.

Cloud Storage Solutions

Long-term and high-capacity storage solutions are also available in Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform. Both provide object storage for files of any type, and low-cost archival storage (comparable to tape backups).

Non-Research (Enterprise) Data Storage

UVa ITS provides a tiered catalog of data storage options for data not intended to be analyzed in research projects. Examples of appropriate data could include administrative records or departmental information.