High-end storage space at EPFL

The IT storage space needs of SV laboratories are steadily increasing. To store the fruits of their labor, some of you have opted for a low-cost solution such as a local NAS or an external hard drive.

Unfortunately, these options do not offer the reliability and security required to ensure the durability of the data. In addition, there is a lack of regular backups, which in some cases can lead to the total loss of data when this type of media fails.

For these reasons, the SV-IT cannot manage this type of local solution, nor be held responsible for data loss on this type of media.

For some projects, on-demand storage solutions are too expensive and provide a level of quality and security that is not necessary, in these cases we can also advise you on the acquisition and implementation of other solutions that would better meet your needs.


(*) Snapshots planning and conservation

(**) S3 Service description

The annual rate covers not only the purchase of storage equipment, but also their regular management, the benefits of which are:

  • A backup of the data handled by the IT services.
  • Maintenance, repairs and the technological upgrading of the equipment by the IT services.
  • Data stored in a safe place and accessible at all times and anywhere via VPN.
  • High system reliability offering high data accessibility.
  • Integrated security in the SV network; you simply log in with your usual user account.
  • No management or maintenance by the end-user.
  • Increased protection against data deterioration and corruption.
  • Frequent data snapshots allowing for recovery of multiple file versions in a single day.

For all enquiries, please contact the SV-IT Helpdesk.