Cloud Archival Storage Solution (CASS) (UCLA)

UC Support: 
Not supported by Berkeley
Summary: 

CASS is the Cloud Archival Storage Service provided by UCLA.  Though supported by a team at UCLA, CASS is available to researchers at other UC campuses and provides a relatively low cost solution for basic large storage.  CASS is described as a "Multi-petabyte scale service for network-based storage".

Cost: 
Pay per use
Best suited for: 
  • Gathering data, source materials, and documentation; parking data for later preparation, analysis
  • Offsite protection copy
  • Backup (with CrashPlan ProE)
Key capabilities: 
  • Convenient, resilient, and fast data transfers via Globus
Limitations: 
  • Cannot limit access by individual or group
Data protection: 
  • PL0
Cost details: 
  • Approximately $137/TB/yr ($0.01/GB/mo), minimum purchase of 1 TB
Connection methods: 
  • Mountable  file-based storage or block storage
Active Research Data Storage Service?: 
Yes