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Network-Attached Storage (NAS)

Service Description


ITS offers a NAS (Networked-Attached Storage) file-storage service for non-sensitive data called storage.unc.edu. The service is provided on enterprise-class storage with a mirrored copy in a second data center. The service uses a snapshot technology that enables users to perform their own data restorations from up to 30 days of file versioning.    

-NAS is not rated for sensitive data storage. Sensitive data is out of scope for this service.

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 and can be increased for a fee.
-Administration of access controls for the storage is delegated to departmental storage administrators via active directory security groups.

Users/Customers

storage.unc.edu is available to UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, staff, students, retirees, contractors, distance learners, visiting scholars and others who require UNC-Chapel Hill resources to work in conjunction with UNC-Chapel Hill as provisioned by departmental administrators.

Service Provisioning
Supported Environment/Services
  • Native support for Windows and Mac clients.
  • UNIX/Linux hosts require the Samba client.
  • Off campus access requires VPN.
storage.unc.edu
  • 10GB per FTE at no charge
  • Additional storage is available at an annual cost of $1.50 per GB (minimum of 200GB)