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Research Data Storage Services

Research Data Store (RDS)

The Research Data Store (RDS) provides large scale, enterprise grade, storage for Cambridge research data associated with registered Cambridge research Principal Investigators (PI). This high performance data storage service is ideal for research groups that wish to store data on a full enterprise storage platform with disaster recovery capabilities to ensure data safety. In addition to its standard mode of access it is also available on the UIS HPC services.

Research File Share (RFS)

Research File Share (RFS) provides large scale, enterprise grade storage for Cambridge research data associated with registered Cambridge Principal Investigators (PI). It is suitable for research groups working on data sets that need additional protection and accessibility. In particular, this service delivers a highly resilient storage solution that provides snapshots and backups to allow fast recovery of lost files.

Research Cold Store (RCS)

The Research Cold Store (RCS) service provides competitively priced, resilient, enterprise grade storage that allows users to store large amounts of infrequently accessed research data associated with registered Cambridge Principal Investigators (PI). Its features have been designed to balance the need to protect data in accordance with its value and longevity against prohibitive costs. It is suitable for storing data that can tolerate high latency read access.