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High Capacity Filestore

High Capacity Filestore is a fully managed storage service designed to scale to multiple petabytes. Optimised for large project, archive and research data it has a much lower cost per TB than our traditional filestore services and includes several data protection features. The current cost of this service is £35/TB/Yr with a backup.

Depending on your requirements, you can either request storage on our shared array, or purchase a dedicated array that we would design and run on your behalf.

You can access your data in the same way you do your H and M drive.

If you would like to find out more about High Capacity Filestore then why not drop us an email at

For information on Managing Research Data please look here.

Both services are reliable, secure and provide a range of file access methods:

File Access
Storage Optimisation
  • Systems are optimised for resiliency and capacity over raw performance.
Hardware & Software
DR / Backups
  • Snaphots taken every hour allow us to recover from user error, viruses and malware attacks.
  • The entire system is replicated every evening to allow us to recover from catastrophic system failure.
  • Every month there will be a scheduled service outage to allow for software updates.

*We only charge for hardware. Staff, datacentre and other costs are already covered in the ITS Service central charge. Usable TiB refers to space avalible after parity, filesystem overhead and compression.