Broadscale, Inexpensive Storage for Research
The Problem: Faculty researchers use storage mechanisms that are not ideal because of the cost of top tier storage.
Status: Planning is underway with ITS and departments. Discussions are ongoing with Stanford University, the University of Pittsburgh, and John Hopkins University on how they are resolving this issue.
Next Steps: Working with experts to define the storage architecture, determine the initial size of deployment, develop a cost of service, and determine the appropriate one-time investment fees to motivate faculty to use the service.
What Does Success Look Like? People using it! A self-sustaining service is created from a hardware standpoint, which will motivate using good storage options in accordance with research goals.