ACNS has implemented a storage solution for researchers needing a secure location for their working data. Currently configured with over 300 terabytes of storage, this DELL Isilon storage is located in the campus data center and can be accessed directly from windows or unix systems. As usage grows, the system will be expanded to meet the capacity demands of the campus.
Central IT is subsidizing this system, which makes it available to researchers at $70 per terabyte per year. Space can be requested through your local college IT department, which will manage your billing, quotas, and create any drive mappings you require. College IT Administrators can find more information by logging into the RStor management system at http://rstor.colostate.edu. RStor solves the problem of access to high-volume, scalable storage of unstructured data for research needs, and through a hybrid central funding model it is cost-effective for storage of large volumes of research data.
More documentation can be found here: https://wsnet2.colostate.edu/cwis292/rstor/documentation.aspx
With respect to CNSIT, this is a solution to allow users to gain an inexpensive storage for space larger than can be allocated on the aging Pangea file server. If you are a Pangea user that is constantly hitting their quota, or have a need for new research storage space, please get in touch with CNSIT and we can walk you through the process.