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Storage Strategies at The University of Iowa May 12, 2010.

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1 Storage Strategies at The University of Iowa May 12, 2010

2 Central File Storage Individuals: 1-5 GB Departments: 1 GB per FTE Base Entitlement Asynchronous replication to identical system at remote data center 4 Hour Recovery Objectives < 1 hour of downtime in the past year 99.97% Uptime 33K of 37K eligible users 89% Participation 2

3 The Effect “One price fits all” network file storage Lower-cost network file storage Lowest-cost bare server storage 3

4 Storage Tiers High Performance Enterprise SAN Central File Storage Low Cost SAN Target UsersCentrally managed servers End users or distributed servers Distributed servers Funding ModelCentrally fundedBase entitlement, pay for more Pay for use Monthly Price per Gigabyte N/A$0.12 – $0.25$0.03 – $

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6 Moving Forward Interviewed partners, peers Categorized storage Analyzing data Storage Services Roadmap 10 peer institutions 17 campus units 2.7 petabytes of campus storage 6

7 Campus Storage by Provider 7

8 Storage by University Mission 8

9 Storage by Access Type 9

10 Issues Research storage Fragmented Poor data protection Backup storage Inefficient No central service Archival storage Few options Shifts to online or backup storage 10 Cost

11 Possible Next Steps Identify and promote research solutionsBuild central backup serviceBuild, promote archival solutions 11

12 Lessons Learned Valuable data Invaluable process Built on existing community 12


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