WCNR: Software as a Service (SaaS)

In such a Cloud Computing, the operating environment and applications are already provided by cloud vendors or any other 3rd party. Users are allowed to use those services. For example, Prof. Jane Doe has created an assignment on office365 and shared among students.

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Data management is a set of best practices that govern how you create, organize, store and share your data with colleagues. Activities include:

  • Writing a data management plan before you start your research
  • Recording detailed descriptions of your data
  • Documenting and processing or analysis steps
  • Archiving and sharing your data to preserve it for future use

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Office 365 is a line of subscription services offered by Microsoft as part of the Microsoft Office product line. The brand encompasses plans that allow use of the Microsoft Office software suite over the life of the subscription, as well as cloud-based software as a service products for business environments, such as hosted Exchange Server, Skype for Business Server, and SharePoint, among others. Moreover document editor, powerpoint for presentation and excel for data management. All with CSU eIDs can get it for free. Here is a link

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RStor is stand for Research Storage Service. The CSU RStor network storage system provides the CSU research community ~300 terabytes of shared network storage space. Space on this system is fee based and the cost is $70 per terabyte per year.  RStor provides access to high-volume, scalable storage of unstructured data for research needs, and through a hybrid central funding model it is cost-effective for storage of large volumes of research data. 

Upon request, tenured and tenure track faculty in WCNR academic departments are provided 1TB of space on this system to support faculty research with the cost covered by WCNR. Additional space above 1TB can be requested with cost for the amount above 1TB covered by the requester. All other WCNR faculty and staff may request space on this system and are responsible for all costs. more info


NREL is stand for National Resource Ecology Lab,The NREL storage platform can offer backed-up, group accessible storage for $126/TB per year. This is similar to RStor but adds daily backups for data safety. If you are looking for shared network storage our IT staff can help you decide which service is the best fit for your needs. more info

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