AARNet make group drives available on CloudStor. These are like a standard CloudStor drive, but routinely accessed by multiple accounts. They’re often larger than personal CloudStor drives, as people often use them to collaborate on projects with a lot of data.
Eligibility for a group drive
To be eligible for a group drive, you must be part of or affiliated with a participating institution.
The standard quota for a group drive is 1 TB.
AARNet customer institutions and organisations are entitled to 10 TB of group drive space without any additional charge. Through a CloudStor Enterprise Agreement, organisations can purchase additional storage starting from 30 TB up through to multiples of 1 PB with discounts available for larger storage quotas.
Request a group drive
Contact your institution's IT staff and ask them to provision a group drive. Include this information:
- Group name.
- Group drive owner or manager.
- Approximate storage size needed.
- Email addresses of members in the group.
Your institution’s IT staff may advise you to contact AARNet directly. If so, please contact CloudStor support at firstname.lastname@example.org, and include the information above as well as your main affiliated institution.