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 It's free! (up to a 100GB of data)

If you have less than a 100GB of data, we can offer storage for free to you. Your data will be on our highest performance, safest storage facilities. You will get access to our High Performance Spinning Disk Storage (NAS) with geo-replication, hosted by the ICTS department of Maastricht University.

For larger data sets, we have several storage solutions available. Which one you need depends on your situation.

Available storage options

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High Performance Spinning Disk Storage (NAS)

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Medium Performance Spinning Disk Storage (Ceph)

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Tape Archive

  • Data storage location:
    Maastricht University (ICTS).
  • For researchers who need daily or constant access to their data.
  • Can be configured with or without replication.
  • Data storage location:
    Maastricht University (ICTS).
  • For researchers who don't need constant but regular access to their data.
  • Can be configured with or without replication.
  • Data storage location:
    Amsterdam, SURFsara.
  • For researchers who just need an archive for data they don't need to access regularly.
  • Not suited for sensitive or personal data due to privacy issues.

€180 / TB / Year*

(From 1-7-2021 € 130 / TB / year)

€62 / TB / Year*
€15 / TB / Year


* The prices for the NAS and Ceph storage are based on storing your data on two different geographical locations (geo-replication). We can also offer storage without geo-replication for these options for half the price listed here. We would not recommend this because this will increase the risk of losing data but the option is available.


How to determine what option is best?

To exactly determine what option suits your needs best, we need to plan a personal meeting. In that personal meeting we can compose a mix of storage platforms that best suits your situation. When determining the best storage solution for you, we need to answer these questions:

  • How much risk of losing data are you willing to take?
  • Do you need to work with the data on a daily basis?
  • How many years does the data needs to be available?

Send email to datahub@maastrichtuniversity.nl



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QuestionWhat does storage costs?
AnswerPrices range from €15 to €180 per terabyte per year, depending on the exact composition for your situation
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