Backup & Storage Services

Service Name Related Categories
AFS

Also known at U-M as Institutional File System (IFS) or MFile, the Andrew File System (AFS) is a central file storage, sharing, and retrieval system that you can access from Mac, Windows, and Unix computers. AFS eliminates the need to carry flash drives or other external storage mediums.

Desktop Backup

The ITS Desktop Backup service takes an easy to use and feature­-full commercial backup system and integrates U-M passwords, ShortCode billing and enhanced security to protect all types of data, including sensitive data. Use a web browser to access and restore files, retain an unlimited number of file versions and get support from local IT support staff and ITS Desktop Backup experts.

Imaging Services

The Imaging/Scanning service provides a secure enterprise scanning application that enables the user to efficiently capture and organize images of paper documents or born-digital documents, retrieve those documents securely, and instantly access them using a web or client interface. Users may choose to leverage the central scanning service or setup unit-level self-scanning implementation.

LSA ArcGIS Enterprise Service

The ArcGIS Enterprise Service provides members of LSA with access to enterprise-level data collaboration, sharing, and management features. The service supports enterprise geodatabases, web services, and distributed geoprocessing or geoanalytics.

LSA Desktop Backup with CrashPlan

LSA provides accounts on the ITS Desktop Backup service (CrashPlan) free of charge to LSA faculty, staff, graduate student instructors (GSI), and graduate student research assistants (GSRA) using university-owned equipment. CrashPlan is used to automatically back-up, and make available for restore, critical data stored on personal computers that isn't stored elsewhere.

LSA Desktop Support

LSA IT has several teams who provide desktop computer support to faculty and staff across the college. Learn more about what services we provide.

LSA Home (H:) and Shared Group (S:) Directories

LSA IT provides a home directory (automatically mounted as H: on Windows) and a group directory (automatically mounted as S: on Windows) to all of its faculty and staff.

LSA Research and Instrumentation Computer Backups with Acronis

Acronis provides a central backup repository for research and instrumentation computers running Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7 and 8. Linux and Mac OS X based workstations are not eligible at this time. The service offers a disaster-recovery/bare-metal restore when standard file-based backup is not adequate enough for the workstation used to manage the instrument.

LSA Research Storage

LSA IT has partnered with ITS to offer up to two terabytes (2 TB) of storage to LSA faculty, LSA lecturers, and LSA GSRA/GSRI without cost to the individual or department. 

LSA Research Support

LSA IT Advocacy and Research Support staff are happy to provide 4 programs under the "Research Support" service:

  • Data management
  • Device integration
  • Procurement
  • Technology consulting for proposals and grants
M Cloud

M Cloud offers public cloud computing to the University of Michigan community. The service enables the U-M community to more easily consume public cloud computing, integrates resources on campus, provides consulting services and training, and looks for opportunities to provide shared services using cloud computing.

MiBackup MiBackup

MiBackup (formerly TSM) provides automatic, scheduled, remote data backup for files located on servers that are managed by University of Michigan faculty, staff, and students.

To request MiBackup, contact the ITS Service Center

MiStorage

MiStorage provides U-M faculty, staff and students the ability to store and access data to support applications in a user-friendly, secure and cost-effective environment in order to create, preserve and apply knowledge, art and academic values.

Note: Sensitive data is only approved for use with MiStorage CIFS. (More on CIFS & NFSv3)

MiWorkspace MiWorkspace

MiWorkspace is a computing service that provides comprehensive support for U-M faculty and staff’s use of university-owned Windows and Mac computers. It includes desktop support by a campus network of IT professionals, file storage, information security, network connectivity, and secure printing.

Turbo Research Storage

Turbo Research Storage offers scalable storage to U-M researchers. The service provides NFSv3 and NFSv4 access. Turbo offers two security levels, one for some types of sensitive data, and one for non-sensitive data. Performance is intended to be sufficient for both IO operations and build file access

U-M Box

U-M Box is a cloud based solution that allows you to share files with people inside and outside the University. It includes version control, online comments, assigning tasks, integration with Microsoft Office products, and email integration. You can also use Box Sync to back up local files on your computer to the cloud, allowing access from other computers and mobile devices.

U-M Google

U-M Google is a software bundle that includes the core Google Apps of Email, Calendar, Docs, Sites, Contacts, and Chat as well as over 40 other apps designed to improve collaboration.