Project storage

Faculty members and industrial partners can request a shared project space for their group on our enterprise network attached storage.  The system is highly redundant and designed for 99% uptime.  The directories are backed up daily off-site by UBIT.  The initial allocation is 500GB but this can be increased up to 1TB for free.   If you require more than 1TB of storage, additional space can be purchased at a rate of $643.52/TB:

  • This is an internal rate for internal UB users including academic, research, administrative, and auxiliary units whose originating source of funds is within or flows through the university.  This includes state, RF, UBF, and Faculty Student Association (FSA) funds
  • Internal users paying with funds other than those listed above are charged an additional fee to cover the fee UB charges CCR.  This makes the cost $739.67/TB
  • Faculty with joint positions at UB and Roswell can only qualify for the UB internal rate if they use UB funds to purchase the storage.

External groups & collaborators are charged $1000/TB. 


To purchase additional storage, please add an allocation request in Coldfront for Project Storage and we'll contact you for payment information.  Instructions to request a new allocation can be found here


More details about project storage



Archival (budget) storage - as of March 2019 this is no longer available for new purchases

CCR also offers a lower-tier storage option.  There is NO backup of data for the budget storage directories.  The cost is $150/TB with a minimum purchase of 10TB.  Initially, maximum purchase is 50TB.  This rate is for UB faculty & groups.  External groups & collaborators are charged an extra check cashing fee by UB so the cost per TB is higher. Request a quote for an exact price by submitting a ticket to CCR help.  NOTE: Faculty with joint positions at UB and Roswell can only qualify for the UB rate if they use UB funds to purchase the storage.


More details about budget storage



Cloud Storage

Storage in the CCR research cloud, Lake Effect, can be purchased at a rate of $100/TB.  This storage is only accessible from your cloud instances.  Cloud storage is NOT backed up.


To purchase additional storage, please add an allocation request in Coldfront for Lake Effect Cloud Storage and we'll contact you for payment information.  Instructions to request a new allocation can be found here


Details about cloud storage and subscription options