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Overview

KU IT provides departments and campus groups with the following two options for high-performance, easily accessible file storage and sharing services:


Group File Storage via KU's Central File Storage Service

KU’s Central File Storage Service is designed to address traditional and large file storage needs where document management is not required. Group data storage via KU Central File Storage is made available in increments of 50 GB and is accessible within the KU network or remotely via the KU Anywhere Virtual Private Network (VPN) service. Files cannot be shared with colleagues outside of specified KU group.

Benefits of the KU Central File Storage Service

  • Ability to scale to meet large storage needs
  • Nightly data backups with off-site storage
  • Daily snapshots with self-service file recovery
  • High availability through use of redundant hardware
  • Integrated Anti-Virus Scanning
  • 24/7 monitoring and support by experienced KU IT staff

Non-Approved Uses of the KU Central File Storage Service

Data classified as "Level 1 - Confidential Information" by the KU Data Classification & Handling Policy, including information protected by HIPPA (health info), FERPA (student records), GLB (financials) and PCI (e-commerce), should not be stored on KU group file storage or personal file storage. For a complete list of data classified as "Level 1" please see the KU Data Classification & Handling Policy: Appendix 1. Please contact your Technology Support Staff regarding the special permissions and processes required to store Level 1 data.

Suggested Uses of Group File Storage via KU Central File Storage

  • Bulk file storage via traditional Windows file sharing
  • Document stores
  • Image archives
  • Audio/Video archives
  • Small databases
  • Applications
  • Web site content storage
  • At rest Research Data Sets

Visit Central File Storage for more information about KU's Central File Storage Service.


Non-Approved Uses of Group File Storage

Data classified as "Level 1 - Confidential Information" by the KU Data Classification & Handling Policy, including information protected by HIPPA (health info), FERPA (student records), GLB (financials) and PCI (e-commerce), should not be stored on KU group file storage or personal file storage. For a complete list of data classified as "Level 1" please see the KU Data Classification & Handling Policy: Appendix 1. Please contact your Technology Support Staff regarding the special permissions and processes required to store Level 1 data.


Research File Storage is also available to researchers and departments for research projects, research groups and service labs. Research File Storage is designed to address both primary and secondary storage needs for research data. Learn more at Research File Storage.


Eligibility:
Departments
Faculty & Staff
Graduate Research & Teaching Assistants
Graduate Students
Undergraduate Students 


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