Please refer to the Electronic Data and System Risk Classification Policy which will help you to assess and classify your data.

Other than your local computer, the storage services listed below are the only approved storage systems for NYU data.

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Storage
Services
Available
NYU Drive
& Team
Drives
NYU
Box
NYU
Stream
Research
Work-
space
File
Sharing
(Windows)
Secure
Research
Data
Environ-
ments
HPC
Research
Project
Space
Links   NYU Drive NYU Box NYU Stream Research
Workspace
File Sharing
(Windows)
SRDE Pilot HPC RPS
Storable
Files
Moderate &
Low Risk
High,
Moderate,
& Low Risk
Low Risk
Moderate &
Low Risk
High,
Moderate,
& Low Risk
High,
Moderate,
& Low Risk
Moderate
& Low Risk
Type of
Storage
Cloud Cloud NYU IT
Local Server
NYU
Datacenter
NYU
Datacenter
& Cloud
(NYU
Datacenter) GCP/AWS Cloud-based
NYU
Research Computing Data Center (RCDC)
Storage
Capacity
Unlimited Unlimited 50 GB Up to 2TB
free, up to
5TB with consul-tation, additional
space is fee-based
Fee-based.
Basic service
100 GB, additional increments
of 100 GB
available
Fee-based Fee-based
File
Systems Supported
n/a n/a Media streaming;
all A/V formats accepted
Windows, Linux, MacOS via SMB and with some limitations NTFS mounts Windows
File Sharing
GCP filestore GPFS
Permission
Settings
View, comment, edit & temporary access to comment & view Permissions
granted by
NYU IT
Admin-istrator
Options to
restrict access
to content by
individual
or group
Options for fully
private, read only, or editable
Options for
read only, modify, or remove.
Activated in NYU's Active
Directory
security
groups via
role-based access.
Project dependent,
role-based permissions, requires data steward role
User managed Access Control
Lists
(ACLs)
Eligibility Students
Faculty
Staff
Admin- istrators
Researchers
Faculty
Staff
Admin-istrators
Researchers*
Students
Faculty
Staff
Full-time Faculty;
or Staff/ Student
with full-time
faculty sponsorship
NYU Departments
Faculty, Staff,
Admin-istrators, & Researchers
Full-time Faculty; or Staff/ Student with full-time faculty sponsorship Full-time Faculty; or Staff/ Student with full-time faculty sponsorship
Use Case Storage of NYU
data with moderate
security & the
ability to collaborate
with external
associates
Storage of NYU
data with high
security & the ability to collaborate
with
external associates
Video and
audio
Storage of NYU
research data &
collaboration
with non-NYU
researchers
NYU departments
that want to store & share files of low
& moderate security
Researchers using the HPC clusters to data analysis of simulations sharing data amongst group members Researchers using the HPC clusters to data analysis of simulations sharing data amongst group members
Sharing Available Available Available Available Available Available within Security group Available within project members
Limitations Drive: max upload
is 5 TB for individual files.
Team Drives: only
files can be shared externally
Max upload is
5 GB for
individual files
User must have
nyu.edu account;
Student must be
activly enrolled
Requires a full-time faculty, staff; or
student with
full-time NYU
faculty sponsorship
Work-stations
will have to
be joined
to NYU's Active
Directory
Requires
secure data
stewardship knowledge
Requires HPC user account for all project members
Syn-chronous
Access
Drive: Up to 100
users can
edit &
comment
simul-taneously
Team Drive: up to
600 users/ groups
can access files
simul-taneously
Up to 20 users
can edit and
comment
simul-taneously
Not Available Not Available Unlimited
access to
the file share
but files
can only be editable
by one person unless the application allows
otherwise.
   
Alumni
Access
Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Available with faculty sponsorship Available with faculty sponsorship
Backup Retains last
30 days
or 100
revisions
Retains up to 100
previous versions
of a single file
Indefinite Retains last 30 days
Backed up daily, retains last 30 days;
monitored 24x7
Not Available Retains last
30 days

* Researchers need to request access for NYU Box.