* About: SAN File Storage

Service overview | Who can use it | How to request & access | Cost | Availability | FAQs | Best practices & policies | Training & documentation | Support

Service overview

IT Services provides SAN (Storage Area Network) service for either block storage via fiber channel (FC) or file storage via NFS export or CIFS share to servers.

The storage service offers performant storage: Storage providing greater than 2500 IOPS and better than 15ms response time. It is typically recommended for very active file or database data.  

Service inclusions

36 month storage lease that includes:

Service exclusions

General requirements

Additional information

Who can use it

All McGill staff and affiliates are entitled to use this service.

How to request & access the service

Please fill out the request form: New custom virtual machine.


Refer to Rates and Prices for Data Products and Service.


The Data Centre facilities operate 24 X 7 X 365.

Frequently Asked Questions

 None available.

Best practices & policies

None available.

Training & documentation

Not applicable.


Contact the IT Service Desk.