ERIS has a wide variety of data storage solutions that can meet the needs of the research community across the Mass General Brigham (MGB) system. There are a number of options available, providing various levels of high performance, high density and high availability. ERIS will gladly assist you with finding the right solution to meet your price and usage requirements.
All of the data storage solutions that ERIS provides are approved for internal data flows that have PHI, based on MGB InfoSecurity and data privacy guidelines and policies. If there are specific requirements built into an external DUA or contract, then additional consultation may be needed to determine the best solution.
Quick Comparison Chart
An additional Storage Solutions FAQ outlines various data scenarios that may also help you decide what storage solutions are right for you.
|Service||Ideal for...||Features||Connection Protocols||Cost|
|Research Interactive Storage (RIS)||Large file-based datasets up to 64TB *||
||SMB/CIFS NFS||$, pay-as-you-go|
|SFA||Small to large file-based datasets including backup, if you need datacenter redundancy||
First 1TB is free,
|CloudVault||petabyte-scale, hybrid file-based storage with highly secure controls that satisfy contractual and US and EU government requirements for highly sensitive data||
|Dropbox Business at Partners HealthCare||File storage for collaboration||
||web download, replicated to desktop folders||
|Syncplicity||Replication and internal sharing of Desktop files and images suitalble for highly sensitive/secure data.||
||web download, replicated across multiple desktop folders||
annual subscription cost:$50/year
"Massive Array of Disk." Archiving large files which are infrequently modified; scales to PB
|Cloud Bucket||Archiving large files which are infrequently modified; scales to PB when the average file size is 128MB or larger||
|Cloud Bucket||Web applications requiring object-storage||
|Cluster Attached Storage|
|BriefCASE||High Performance Storage dedicated to the ERISOne Linux Cluster with data sets 200GB+ and average file size > 4MB||
$, pay-as-you-go or capital purchase
At this time, these services have limited availability for proof-of-concept, pilot use cases. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating in the pilot.
A petabyte-scale, object-based storage solution with geo-replicated capabilities
Cloud Bucket is ideal for web applications requiring object-storage or for archiving large files which are infrequently modified.
This petabyte-scale, object-based storage solution has multi-site replication capabilities built in and is accessible via Amazon S3 compatible tools and APIs. Multi-site replication allows for loss of an entire site while protecting your data in two different datacenters more than 50 miles apart.
Two file-based storage options are available for data that is analyzed using ERISOne Linux Cluster or Windows Analysis Servers
Server Backup Solution
MGB's Technical Services and Operations (TSO) offers a robust, multi-site server backup solution available for Research servers called Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM). TSM saves a configurable amount of active, inactive and deleted file versions, collocated to an alternate datacenter for disaster recovery capabilities. Additional options are available to snapshot an entire server into an archive, and the tapes containing that archive can be shipped off-site to a secure vaulted site for multi-year data retention. Data retention options are listed on the request form.
- Windows 2008R2, 2012 and 2016
- Redhat/CentOS Linux
How to request the service?
Open a request through the IS Service Hub.