Storage Options Comparison

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AFS

NFS

Campus AD File Service

Google

AWS

Cost to the client

no

no

no

no

yes

Appropriate for P1 data

yes

yes

yes4

yes

yes

Appropriate for P2 data

no

yes

yes4 

yes 

yes 

Appropriate for P3 data

no

yes

yes5

yes

no

Appropriate for P4 data

no 

 yes3

yes5 

 no

 no

Physical location of hardware

UCSC

UCSC/SDSC

UCSC

Varies

Varies

Redundant hardware

yes

yes1

yes2

yes

Depends

Note:

  • 1 = redundant power and other environmentals; disk redundancy; but the device itself is a single point of failure
  • 2 = redundant between the UCSC Data Center with replication (in progress) to 2130 Delaware St.
  • 3 = does not include HIPAA
  • 4 = appropriate for Standard Campus AD File Services
  • 5 = appropriate for Secure Campus AD File Services excluding EAR/ITAR and PCI