KU Data Sharing & Storage Services
KU Information Technology provides several options for campus users needing storage resources:
Personal and group storage is available to students, faculty and staff who need storage for files, documents, and data sets. There are two options: Hawk Drive and Central File Storage (see chart below)
Research File Storage is available to researchers and departments for research projects, research groups and service labs. The service is designed to address both primary and secondary storage needs for research data (see chart below)
Personal and Group Storage
|Hawk Drive||Central File Storage|
|Individual User - you are the primary person to access the data with occasional/adhoc sharing.||Individual User - the only person that needs access to the data is you.
|1GB of document management space for KU students, faculty and staff
||10GB of storage for KU Faculty and staff available as traditional Windows-based file storage (e.g. U: drive).|
|Web-based access but also can be mapped directly to your computer.||Mapped directly to your computer, but also can be accessed off-Campus via KUAnywhere.|
Documents can be shared with other KU users and colleagues outside of KU.
You control access rights to your individual data.
|Ideal for storing data that doesn't need to be accessible to anyone other than the author/creator such as employee documents, etc.
|Group - multiple people from a group or department need access to data/files.||Group - multiple people from a group or department need access to data/files.|
|HawkDrive document management space for groups is available to departments on campus by special request.||Central File Storage for groups is available for any Technical Liaison-designated group.|
|Documents can be shared outside of campus with colleagues at other locations.||Individuals from various departments can form a "group" and share storage space via traditional drive mappings.|
|Users can assign permissions to folders and files as needed.||Rights/permissions for the storage group are managed by a department's Technical Liaison.|
|Users can collaborate and view team members' changes.||Ideal for departmental data files.|
|Web-based access||Off-Campus access via KUAnywhere|
Research File Storage
|Primary Research File Storage||Secondary Research File Storage (Backup Target)|
Research Projects, Researchers Service Labs
|Large economical storage designed to house primary instance of research data used by researchers, research projects, or grants.||Large economical storage designed to hold a secondary (backup) copy of data that is housed on another primary storage system|
|Funded directly through Grant funds, Research Project funds, or through general FA funds.
||Funded directly through Grant funds, Research Project funds, or through general FA funds.|
|Accessed via Windows Networks (CIFS), or Network File System (NFS) protocol.||Accessed via Windows Networks (CIFS), or Network File System (NFS).|
|Backed up to tape with off-site copy, with self-recovery snapshots taken daily.||Not backed up to tape and no off-site copy. Self-recovery snapshots taken daily.
|Connected to Central Identity Management System.||Connected to Central Identity Management System.
|Scalable for large data sets and large numbers of files||Scalable for large data sets and large numbers of files
|Off-Campus access via KUAnywhere||Off-Campus access via KUAnywhere|
If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the KU IT Customer Service Center at 864-8080 or firstname.lastname@example.org.