Pricing – Storage


OIT provides several standard storage offerings to align the technical requirements with the appropriate price point.  There are 5 standard offerings that align with a majority of the requirements requested.  Please contact us if there are requirements you have that are not met by one of the following.  Storage can be accessed via the SAN (within OIT supported datacenters), or through NAS (CIFS or NFS access).  All pricing shown is Annual $/GB.

   Drive Type    Array Replication     Access     Storage Only     with On Site TSM Backup     with On & Off Site TSM Backup  
 Platinum   All Flash   No   SAN   $3.00   $3.09  $3.13
 Silver   High Speed   No   SAN   $.60  $.69  $.73
  Replicated Silver   High Speed   Yes   SAN   $1.20  $1.29  $1.33
 Bronze   Standard Speed     No   SAN   $.20  $.29  $.33
 NAS    Standard Speed   No   NAS   $.15  $.24  $.28
 NAS-Archive   Archive Speed   No   NAS   $.08  $.17  $.21

*pricing updated November 1, 2017

Departments interested in one of the above OIT provided storage solutions, complete the OIT Storage Services request form. If your application requires a different configuration than these standard offerings (Ex. Alternative disk protection schemes), submit a general inquiry form to the OIT Storage Team to discuss alternatives.


Pricing History/Updates

At least once a year (usually in the fall), the pricing is updated to align with the current actual costs that OIT is paying for each type of storage.  As the cost/GB OIT pays its vendors for storage each year continually declines, so does the pricing that OIT charges.  The history of this can be seen at at the following link.


Openstack Swift Storage

In addition to the above standard solutions, OIT also offers a Swift Openstack solution.  Swift provides a fast and highly available programmatic interface to file storage usable by products designed compatible with either the Swift or Amazon Storage API.    Objects stored in Swift are available via the web API only.  Swift Object storage is priced at the standard NAS $/Gb/Yr rate.  See http://swift.openstack.org for more details on openstack. or submit a general inquiry form to the OIT Storage Team for more information.


TSM Backups

For more detail on the TSM service and pricing, see the table above or the OIT TSM page.


Forecasting

A majority of storage requests can be turned around quickly for requests less than 5 TB.  However, it is requested that the storage team be contacted as soon as the requirement is known to allow for proper capacity and resource planning.  Short turnaround, larger requests may have delayed lead-times if additional capacity needs to be purchased.


Getting started

Departments interested in OIT provided storage should complete one of the two forms below: