Storage and Backups

ATLAS currently provides three types of storage: 
 
  • Bulk Storage: This service provides cost-effective storage which is comprised of two storage units, one in Champaign-Urbana and one in Chicago, this provides flexibility to meet a range of storage needs!  Bulk storage can meet many needs for researchers:
    • Need storage for your research group that is backed up? 
    • Process data directly from our HPC cluster? 
    • Large datasets?
    • Just a backup location for local data?
  • Fast Storage: This storage is provided via our Virtual Machine service.  Most of our VMs will give you access to our Hybrid (SSD + traditional) storage; this typically gives you double the performance over traditional only storage by doubling your IOPS and halving your latency.  
  • High-availability storage: This service replicates your data to another storage unit instantly hence it gives you immediate access to your data in case of a loss of a controller or entire storage unit.  It is typically suitable for small (< 1TB) storage where you need access to your data 24x7 such as your important documents.

Contact Information

For more information regarding how to purchase storage in any of the above categories please email: atlas-engagement@illinois.edu