In addition to the standard file and email storage facilities issued to all computer users, staff can request, at extra cost, additional storage space for a number of services.
Disk storage for all the major systems supported by PLN is provisioned to each server or application from a storage pool known as a Storage Area Network or SAN. SAN storage is provisioned in units of 1 gigabyte and can be acquired as necessary to support or enhance storage provision for the following services:
The storage provided for the above is:
- Replicated, in real-time, between the University's two main computer rooms for maximum availability
- Located in secure, air-conditioned and UPS protected environments
- Backed up every night, with backup tapes held off-site for additional security
The above are the inclusive costs for provision for a 4 year period.