The Unmirrored Data Store Service provides data storage intended for non-mission-critical data such as longer-term storage or use as a backup target. It offers a low-cost alternative to purchasing additional space on our existing high-availability mirrored storage.
Utilising enterprise grade technology but removing expensive backup software and off-site storage we are now able to offer basic reliability and large-scale storage at relatively low cost. Where raw capacity is the main requirement, rather than high availability or daily file versioning, this is the suitable service.
The Unmirrored Data Store Service is a cost-effective solution for your data needs.
The file store can be made available to all supported client systems including Windows, Mac, Linux or as an iSCSI target for Server hardware.
The file store is deployed over resiliant disk arrays in a RAID configuration, which offers enterprise grade protection against multiple disk failures. To reduce the cost, all data stored on Unmirrored Data Service is not mirrored to an off-site location. This differs from the standard service offered by CSCS where all data is mirrored to an identical system located in a secondary site.
There is no backup of the Unmirrored Data Store Service data to any off-site mirrored location, this means there is only one copy of your data in a single location.
CSCS cannot take responsibility for this data due to hardware failure, theft or environmental damage e.g. fire/flood. Whilst our high-availability file store is protected over redundant disk arrays this area should not be used to store live research or user/group data.
Cost per TB
£30.00 Per Month