NoleStor - Research Data Storage and Sharing

Our newest storage platform, NoleStor is now available!

Nolestor allows RCC users and collaborators to store and access big research data from anywhere.

Get Started:

To get started with the service, refer to our documentation.

Key Features:

  • 5GB Included - All RCC users receive 5 gigabytes of storage. Additional storage is available for purchase. Pricing details coming shortly.
  • General-purpose storage - NoleStor is an implementation of the DataDirect Networks Web Object Storage platform. It is especially suited for general research data storage and can support large and small workloads.
  • OwnCloud(tm) - Users can sync, access, and share research data from laptop or desktop workstations and mobile devices. This service is similar to Dropbox, Google Drive, or Microsoft OneDrive technologies.
  • WebDAV - Mount NoleStor volumes directly on your desktop and laptop workstations and interact with the file system as easily as you would with folders on your workstation.
  • Optional long-distance data-replication - Users have the option of purchasing data replication support. This support enables us to replicate and back up data with partner institutions over the high-speed Florida LambdaRail research network.
  • Fully supported platform - NoleStor is a fully-managed, enterprise-grade storage platform. The system is managed by a full-time team at Florida State University. It resides in a managed, controlled access data center and is connected to multiple high-speed networks.

Use Cases:

  • Replacement for off-the-shelf drives - NoleStor is a more reliable place to store important research data than hard disks or small NAS devices.
  • Desktop/mobile access to data - Using the OwnCloud interface, researchers can sync and access data from multiple workstations and mobile devices.
  • Data sharing - OwnCloud provides simple Web-based mechanisms for sharing files with both on-campus and non-FSU faculty, lab members, and other collaborators.
  • Second tier storage - NoleStor provides a cost-effective way to offload and archive data from our high-performance Lustre and Panasas file systems.
  • High-Speed Data replication - NoleStor connects directly to the Florida LambdaRail network, enabling data to move quickly from Florida State University to partner institutions for backup or sharing.
  • Storage for virtual machines - Researchers can mount NoleStor volumes onto virtual machines, which enables the ability to provide web front-ends or other custom interfaces to data.

More Information:

Get Started:

To get started with the service, refer to our documentation.