NAS (Network Attached Storage)

Service Description

ITS offers two NAS (Networked Attached Storage) file storage services.

storage.unc.edu
\\storage.unc.edu provides CIFS (Common Internet File Services) storage for departmental use.  Departments receive a free base allocation calculated on the Full Time Equivalent (FTE) count derived from Human Resources reporting.  The base allocation is 10Gb per FTE.  Departments can purchase additional storage at the rate of $1.50 per Gb billed annually.  Administration of access controls for the storage is delegated to departmental administrators via Active Directory security groups.  

myfiles.unc.edu
\\myfiles.unc.edu provides CIFS storage for individual use.  Full time, permanent faculty and staff are eligible for this service.  Users can subscribe to this service via the campus Onyen Services page (onyen.unc.edu).

Common Features

  • File storage solutions hosted on enterprise storage appliances
  • Security model is managed through Active Directory (ad.unc.edu)
  • Point in time snapshots - Customers have direct access to point in time snapshots to facilitate the restore of deleted or previous versions of files.  Thirty days of snapshots are maintained.
  • Backup and Recovery - The primary environment is hosted in the ITS Manning data center.  A secondary environment is hosted in ITS Franklin.  Data is mirrored nightly between the two sites for disaster recovery/business continuity.

 

Hours of Availability

This service is available 24x7.

Customer

Campus departments

Customer Responsibilities

Responsible use of the storage. The environment is NOT a solution for sensitive data.

How Do We Charge

For storage.unc.edu - departments receive a base allotment at no charge.  The allotment is 10Gb per departmental FTE.  The FTE count is based on a Human Resources data extract.  Additional storage is available at the rate of $1.50 per gigabyte charged annually.

For myfiles.unc.edu - users receive a 10Gb base allotment at no charge.  Additional space is not available for this service.

How To Request More Information On Or Request The Service

Please see our web site: http://its.sites.unc.edu/infrastructure/infrastructure-and-operations/enterprise-storage-management/cifs/

Submit a Remedy request to ITS-Systems.