SDSC Cloud Storage Services
Scalable and Accessible Object Storage
SDSC's Cloud Storage provides academic and research partners
with a convenient and affordable way to store, share, and archive data,
including extremely large data sets. The object-based storage system and
multiple interface methods make the SDSC Cloud easy to use for the average user,
but also provide a flexible, configurable, and expandable solution to meet the
needs of more demanding applications.
Utilizing the OpenStack Swift Object Storage software, files (also known as objects) are written to multiple physical
storage arrays simultaneously, ensuring at least three verified copies exist on different servers at all
times. Continuous automatic data verification provides exceptional durability. Optional off-site replication to our partner facility provides additional durability and protection against
Files of any size can be stored in the cloud, from small, personal document collections to multi-terabyte backup sets
routed directly to the cloud by Rackspace or S3 API compliant applications. Cloud Backup package solutions
are also available, using SDSC's CommVault Backup service. And with on-demand storage, you never have to
worry about running out of space - your storage scales as needed.
Once objects are in the cloud, they are immediately available via the web to other users, the public, or just to yourself.
By assigning a URL to each file or container created, SDSC Cloud storage provides a simple way for
researchers and other users to effortlessly share any amount of data.
SDSC Cloud Storage Highlights
- Reliable and Durable.
With redundant copies and continuous error checking across the
100% disk-based storage system, you can
rest assured knowing your data is safe. Load-balancing
and automated failover ensure continued access.
10Gb Ethernet switching provides sustained read rates of
8+ gigabytes (GB) per second.
- Low-cost and Convenient.
Avoid the hassles and overhead of purchasing and maintaining
your own storage solution. Store your data in
SDSC's enterprise class Cloud Service for as low as
$3.25/Month for 100GB ($32.50/TB/Month) with no
transfer costs. Your storage scales as your
- Store and Share Securely.
Store any number of files of any size. Instantly share them over
the web with other users or to the public. Every data file is
given a persistent URL, making the system ideal for the type of institutional data sharing
required by libraries and archives. Access permissions
can be set by the data owner, allowing a full spectrum of options
from private to open access. The Cloud is great for direct system backups,
file archives, web applications, streaming media, and user
file storage. For customers with PII, PHI, or other sensitive
data concerns, a separate HIPAA-compliant storage option is also available and can be discussed on request.
- Simple and Accessible.
The SDSC Cloud Explorer web interface provides easy access from
anywhere, any time. Many feature-rich clients are
available for almost all platforms, including mobile
devices. Alternatively, use the Rackspace or S3 API to
integrate your own application or device.
Please read the "Using the Cloud" and the "Pricing
Information" sections, then complete your account request form here.
If you need technical support please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For any other questions,
please email us at email@example.com.
Looking for NFS and CIFS/SMB accessible Storage? Please see our Project Storage page.