Information Services

SAN storage services

Information Services provides two University Storage Area Networks (SANs), both of which provide different tiers of storage with different performance characteristics.

A Storage Area Network (SAN) is like a data network except that it connects storage arrays of disks and tape devices together rather than computers. IS manages two SANs both for research and for general computing facilities.

Edinburgh Compute and Data Facility SAN

Choose the ECDF SAN for grant funded research projects.



Infrastructure SAN

The Infrastructure SAN provides file space and associated backups for servers managed by Information Services and for colleges and schools.

SAN charges

Both SAN services are charged services to cover the capital cost of purchase, replacement and maintenance.