Need space to store data? ITS offers a primary file storage service for departments. This storage is provided through enterprise-class network attached storage (NAS), letting you store and retrieve files from a central location via the FSU network. Simply access the files directly from your computer through a mapped drive. File storage also can control exactly which individuals have access permission, creating drives for users, teams, or the entire department.
network file storage for Windows operating systems
Data Snapshots (Backup)
nightly snapshots of file systems are stored centrally and at a secondary location for 30 days
user access and permissions controlled by FSU active directory
critical data is protected against accidental, premature, or malicious alteration or deletion via making specified datasets read-only
$0.05 per Gigabyte per month; billed monthly in arrears for Purchase Order
Departments must have reasonably up-to-date network infrastructure, capable of supporting network file transfers and access.
Active Directory required
Costs are based on provisioned space in the fileshare – not on used space.
Departmental IT admin or CTS desktop support is responsible for managing drive mappings and other client-side configuration for users.
Departments must have an internal P.O. to ITS in the OMNI AR/billing system
Required retention of snapshots (backups) longer than 30 days can be accommodated for an additional fee.
Ability to detect and halt ransomware attacks and other malware by detecting anomalous behavior in real time and taking defensive actions to minimize impact and speed recovery.
Specific subsets of data can be designated read-only to protect against accidental, premature or malicious alteration or deletion of data.
*Note: Offsite copies of data and snapshots are kept, however, this service will not be available immediately in case of a disaster that involved loss of the data center. The secondary copies of the data would be available to restore from when suitable replacement infrastructure is made available.