Storage

Because we maintain several different systems for large-volume digital file storage, we can offer flexible, affordable options for both large and small collections or data sets.

Affordable On-Site Storage

  • We have high-speed, high-performance disk storage and low-demand tape storage for either short- or long-term basis, or both.
  •  The USC Digital Repository currently has 40 PB storage capacity on-site, which is being expanded.
  • We can store your files on inexpensive high-volume data tapes designed for infrequent file retrieval, or cloud storage, which offers instant access but at a higher cost.
  • Access is available for Macintosh, Windows and Linux platforms.

Flexible Cloud Storage

  • Through an innovative partnership with EMC, we can offer highly secure and encrypted storage options that are mirrored between multiple locations.
  • We can offer iSCSI, CIFS, NFS, HTTPS and many other protocols for rapid file retrieval and interaction with content.
  • This is designed specifically to provide archive storage for large files such as HD videos and high-resolution images.
  • We can accept archive files from Symantec Net-Backup, Backup Exec, and Comm Vault.

Planning Worksheet

Developing an appropriate preservation plan, plus calculating costs for digitizing, preserving and storing files depends on a number of interrelated factors:

  • The type of source material
  • The size of the collection
  • If metadata needs to be added
  • If an asset-management or content-management system is needed
  • How the files will be stored
  • The need to access the files once they are in storage

This downloadable worksheet will help you get started.