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A data storage strategy is important because digital storage media are inherently unreliable, unless they are stored appropriately, and all file formats and physical storage media will ultimately become obsolete.
Help@UCD: Research IT
The Research IT Services team provides a consultancy service for all aspects of research related IT. This consultancy involves meeting with researchers, discussing their research IT requirements, both project-specific and general, and helping to identify the best solutions and implement them. Contact the Research IT team at email@example.com.
This document sets out the College’s Guidelines for evaluating cloud computing services, also known as cloud computing, cloud services or cloud.
Updated: February 2019.
Which File Storage should I use?
Which File Storage should I use?
Your UCD account gives you access to a number of different file storage and file sharing options. You can use these services to save your files, keep a backup of your files and share files with other people.
Storing data on laptops, stand-alone hard drives, or external storage devices such as USB sticks is not recommended.
What file storage is available?
You can click on the links below to learn more about each service:
UCD staff can access their Novell Personal (H Drive) or Shared documents and folders (Drive M, P, S etc.) from any workstation, whether you are in UCD or not.
When in UCD, staff can access your Novell drives using the Novell Client on Windows Desktops, or via a web browser by clicking on the My Files link under UCD Connect. Each staff member has a quota of 1GB on their personal (H) drive and a 5GB quota on their Shared Folders (M, S, P, etc.).
UCD Data Classification
University information is an important asset and resource. All information is categorised here according to appropriate needs for protection, handling and compliance with regulatory requirements (see below). The purpose of classification is to ensure that information is managed in a manner appropriate to the risks associated with the data. This helps ensure that the data remains reliable, trustworthy and available for appropriate use. The following table is a general overview of the different types of data and its classification:
* Storage devices such as a USB Key, Mobile Phone, Laptop, External Hard Drive, Desktop PC, Cloud Storage etc.
UCD IT Services outline the different file storage and file sharing options, including their Data Classification and Storage Comparison tables.
UCD Research IT
UCD Research IT Services is aimed primarily at researchers who are using IT as an enabler for their research activities. The Research IT Services team provides a consultancy service for all aspects of research related IT. This consultancy involves meeting with researchers, discussing their research IT requirements, both project-specific and general, and helping to identify the best solutions and implement them.
* Please note that there may be fees associated with these services which will need to be costed into grants at the funding proposal stage. Please contact Research IT for further information.
UCD Research IT provide a wide range of services to the UCD Research community in relation to the provisioning and use of High Performance Computing Clusters. The HPC environment is ideal for researchers who need access to substantial computing resources, allowing them to greatly reduce the time required to perform large scale calculations.
UCD IT Services provides customers with the facility to purchase cloud servers and storage which are hosted in Belfield. Using the GÉANT Framework it has also become easier to procure Public cloud servers and storage (e.g Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure)