Wasabi Storage: LSU Overview

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General Information

Wasabi is a pay-for-use cloud storage provider.  Although Wasabi offers a variety of products, LSU ITS is offering the Reserve Capacity Storage (RCS) service.  This storage service can be used for a variety of needs including backups and archiving.  For example, using Veeam you may backup server data to Wasabi.  There are no ingress or egress fees associated with this service.

By purchasing this storage through ITS, you do not need to worry about establishing a contract with a vendor.  You simply place an order with ITS for the amount of storage needed and provide a budget code.   ITS will setup an account for you which will allow you to manage your own instance of the storage capacity you purchase.  ITS does not charge additional fees for this service.

The following are important points to understand before purchasing this storage:

  1. There are no ingress or egress fees from Wasabi:

You can read and write data as much as you want.  You are only charged for the capacity you purchase.  The price is fixed.

  1. You must pay in advance and there are no refunds:

The annual renewal date for storage occurs in August of each year.  Depending on when you join, your up-front cost will be prorated to align with the August renewal date.  For example, if you join in June for 100 GB capacity, you will be charged for 2 months (June and July) immediately for 100 GB.  Beginning in August, you will then be charged for 1 year for 100 GB.  If you decide to remove the service after payment, Wasabi will not issue a refund.

  1. Capacity and storage terms:

Using the 100 GB example, you will be charged in advance for 100 GB for one year even if you do not use the 100 GB.  If you surge over 100 GB at any time during the year of the service (again, the year begins in August), Wasabi will allow this.  You will not be charged as long as you go back to 100 GB (or less) within 30 days.  If your data remains over 100 GB for more than 30 days, Wasabi will begin charging you each month for your overage at the contract rate (approximately 0.006/GB/month).  If at the time of the annual renewal in August you are over the 100 GB original capacity, you will be charged up front for the current capacity.  For example, if you added 10 GB of data prior to the annual renewal and kept that extra 10 GB for more than 30 days up until the renewal, you will be charged for 110 GB up front beginning in August unless you move back to 100 GB.

  1. Trial:

Wasabi offers a free trial of their service which ITS will setup for you.

For more information, whether you want to learn more or to place an order with ITS for Wasabi storage, please use the following link: ITS Service Portal: Storage

You may also visit the ITS Services website at https://itservice.lsu.edu/TDClient/30/Portal/Requests/ServiceCatalog and select Servers, Storage & Backups to send in a request.  

  • Note:  You must be logged in to the ITS Services website to see all services offered.


Eligibility Requirements

Available to: LSU A&M Faculty, Staff

Pre-Installation Notes

Review System Requirements & Getting Started

Support & Training

Wasabi: General Product FAQs

Wasabi: How-To Tips

Wasabi: Product Usage FAQs

Using Wasabi Explorer & How to Install


Referenced from: Wasabi.com

2/10/2023 3:50:30 PM