ITS provides digital storage options for data files, documents, images, video and audio files, and databases available to you for your WCM research, education, and administration work related activities. Storage can be provided as stand-alone, replicated and with or without tape backup. Our goal is to provide a sustainable and scalable storage solution that meets the price and feature functionality requirements of the WCM community.
Unsure if file sharing meets your storage needs? Use our Storage Wizard to help you find the most suitable option.
- Stand-alone file storage
- Replication of data to remote mirror in Ithaca data center
- Encrypted tape backup store off-site
- Access via CIFS or NFS
Cost and Fees
Research File Storage
- First 25GB: Free
- 100GB: $15 per year
- With Remote Mirror (100GB): $30 per year
General File Storage
- 100GB: $300 per year
- With Remote Mirror (100 GB): $300 per year
Encrypted Backup and Off-Site Storage
- 100 GB: $120 per year
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I request access to a department file share
A: To request access to a file share, authorized users can simply log onto myHelpdesk.med.cornell.edu, and click “Submit a Request.” Your request goes straight to the appropriate ITS group for fulfillment.
*Please note: Only owners and administrators of a file share are authorized to submit a Request through myHelpdesk. If you need access to a file share, get in touch with your Department Administrator to verify who can submit a Request on your behalf.
How do we learn how to fill out a File Share Access Request?
- Click here to access the work instruction, or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://helpfiles.med.cornell.edu/gm/folder-1.11.311537?mode=EU. You must be on the network to access.
If you need additional support please contact ITS Training at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: What service can I use to store PHI?
A: Departmental file shares and SharePoint are appropriate for storing PHI. ITS is actively vetting and exploring possible cloud storage solutions for PHI and other high risk data types.
Q: How can I map my departmental file share to my computer?
A: Please follow these instructions to manually map a departmental file share to your Windows or Mac computer.