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Personal storage

Storage environment

Backup*Version control**Capacity***For sensitive dataCostNotes
UH home folder(tick) (tick)100 GBsee notes-

Can accommodate some sensitive (low-risk, pseudonymized or encrypted) data. Pseudonymization or encryption keys should be stored separately and further encrypted. See also ****.

UH group folder(tick) (tick)max 10 TBsee notes0,019€/GB/mo

Can accommodate some sensitive (low-risk, pseudonymized or encrypted) data. Pseudonymization or encryption keys should be stored separately and further encrypted. See also ****.

Umpio(tick) (tick)max 10 TB(tick)0,019€/GB/moAccessed through a VDI desktop, requiring an UH user account and Microsoft 365 license level A3E. See also ****.
Onedrive(minus) (tick)1 TB(minus)-Limited possibility to recover deleted files.
UH clusters (Vakka / Kappa)dependsdepends600 TB(minus)

0-240€/TB

For scientific computing, with a personal home folder. No backup, but for additional fee data can be replicated between two geographically separate, independent entities.
cPouta depends
 (minus)depends(minus)-Accounting & Quotas: https://docs.csc.fi/cloud/pouta/accounting/
ePouta  depends
 (minus)depends(tick)-
Accounting & Quotas: https://docs.csc.fi/cloud/pouta/accounting/
Fairdata IDA(tick) (minus)depends(minus)-
Backup only for frozen data. For FAIR research data, not UH service: https://www.fairdata.fi/en/ida/
Fairdata PAS(tick) (tick)depends(minus)-Long term storage, not UH service: digitalpreservation.fi

Group storage (for UH groups / UH accounts)

Storage environment

Backup*Version control**Capacity***For sensitive dataCostNotes
UH group folder(tick) (tick)max 10 TBSee notes0,019€/GB/moCan accommodate some sensitive (low-risk, pseudonymized or encrypted) data. Pseudonymization or encryption keys should be stored separately and further encrypted. See also ****.
Umpio(tick) (tick)max 10 TB(tick)0,019€/GB/moAccessed through a VDI desktop, requiring an UH user account and Microsoft 365 license level A3E. See also ****.
Microsoft Teams(minus) (tick)25 TB(minus)-Limited possibility to recover deleted files.
B2DROP & B2SHARE(minus)(tick)20 GB(minus)depends
Datacloud(minus) (tick)50 TB(minus)dependsdatacloud.helsinki.fi - Limited possibility to recover deleted files.
Virtual server(tick)dependsmax 10 TB(tick)0,11-0,38€/GB/yrFor applications. Remote use of Windows servers has license limitations.
Physical server(tick)dependsmax ~200 TB(tick)8000+ €One-time purchase, administered by the user and the default lifetime is 5 years. Remote use of Windows servers has license limitations.
Dept group folderdepends
 (tick)max 20 PB(tick)dependsOne-time purchase, administered by IT Center during its lifetime. Accessible only through physical and virtual UH workstations, thus Microsoft 365 license level A3E is required. See also ****.
UH clusters (Vakka / Kappa)dependsdependsmax 600 TB(minus)0-240 €/TBFor scientific computing, including a group folder. No backup, but for additional fee data can be replicated between two geographically separate, independent entities.
cPouta depends
(minus)depends
(minus) -
Accounting & Quotas: https://docs.csc.fi/cloud/pouta/accounting/
ePouta depends
(minus)depends(tick)-
Accounting & Quotas: https://docs.csc.fi/cloud/pouta/accounting/
Fairdata IDA(tick)(minus)depends(minus)-
Backup only for frozen data. For FAIR research data, not UH service: https://www.fairdata.fi/en/ida/
Fairdata PAS(tick)(tick)depends(minus)-Long term storage, not UH service: digitalpreservation.fi
Wiki(tick)(tick)see notes(minus)-For collaborating on basic documents and pages with text and images.
Gitlab(tick)(tick)see notes(minus)-version.helsinki.fi  - Version control environment, optimal for text-based data (e.g. in programming).

Sharing data with non-UH collaborators and groups

Storage environment

Backup*Version control**Capacity***For sensitive dataCostNotes
Onedrive(minus) (tick)10 TB(minus)-Limited possibility to recover deleted files.
Microsoft Teams(minus) (tick)25 TB(minus)-Limited possibility to recover deleted files.
B2DROP & B2SHARE(minus)
20 GB(minus)depends
Datacloud(minus) (tick)50 TB(minus)dependsdatacloud.helsinki.fi - Limited possibility to recover deleted files.
CSC SD Connect and Desktop(minus) (tick)depends(tick)-SD Connect: Storage and sharing for sensitive data. SD Desktop: environment for processing sensitive data. Also for sharing data with CSC users from other organisations. https://research.csc.fi/en/sensitive-data
Virtual server(tick)dependsmax 10 TB(tick)0,11-0,38€/GB/yrFor applications. Remote use of Windows servers has license limitations.
Physical server(tick)dependsmax ~200 TB(tick)8000+ €One-time purchase, administered by the user and the default lifetime is 5 years. Remote use of Windows servers has license limitations.
Fairdata IDA(tick)(minus)depends(minus)-
Backup only for frozen data. For FAIR research data, not UH service: https://www.fairdata.fi/en/ida/
Wiki(tick)(tick)see notes(minus)-For collaborating on basic documents and pages with text and images.
Filesender(minus)(minus)see notessee notes-

For one-time sharing, file is available for 21 days. Encryption possible.

Gitlab(tick)(tick)see notes(minus)-version.helsinki.fi - Version control environment, optimal for text-based data (e.g. in programming).
eDuuni(tick)(tick)see notessee notesdependsFor collaborating on basic documents and pages with text and images. Can accommodate some sensitive (low-risk, pseudonymized or encrypted) data. Pseudonymization or encryption keys should be stored separately and further encrypted. 
https://helpdesk.it.helsinki.fi/en/services/eduuni-0

Repositories

https://www.re3data.org/


Backup* means that the data is backed up to another independent storage system, such as to another server room or tape storage. This protects data from the destruction of the entire storage system in a catastrophe. Usually the time window of automated backup is rolling and limited, meaning that you can restore data as it was 2 months ago, but not half a year ago.

Version control** means that the same storage system preserves previous versions of the files, in order to protect against accidental deletion. A deleted or damaged file can be recovered from its previous versions during a limited time depending on the system. The data is not protected in case of a collapse of the storage environment itself.

Capacity*** is usable net capacity that the user can allocate. On many cases, the capacity may vary and can something up to the maximum capacity.

**** More detailed security level description of HU's internal storage solutions is available at https://workgroups.helsinki.fi/display/Tietoturva/Yliopiston+IT-palvelujen+tietoturvakuvaukset