Storage Area Network (SAN) Data Storage

Service Description

The UW-IT SAN data storage service provides block storage via iSCSI and Fibre Channel. The back-end storage arrays are enterprise class highly-redundant subsystems utilizing auto-tiered (cache, SSD, HDD) storage.

Host connectivity is limited to the UW-IT primary data centers.

Pricing is based on a per GB rate per month, which varies depending upon the storage type (Enterprise and Mid-Tier).

Service Options

Service options include iSCSI and Fibre Channel host connectivity.

Custom engineered data replication and geographic redundant solutions are also available.

See Windows File Service for secure file-based storage.


UW faculty; UW staff; UW researchers; UW clinicians; UW academic units; UW administrative units; UW Medical Center; Harborview Medical Center; requires a valid UW budget number

How to Order

Email:  (include "SAN Storage" in the subject line)
Phone: 206-221-5000


For iSCSI solutions, hosts must be located in a specific UW-IT data center.

Fibre Channel option is only available on a custom-engineered basis.


Mid-Tier (iSCSI) storage is $0.10/GB per month; set-up charges average $263.38 based on two hours at $131.69 per hour.

Enterprise (Fibre Channel) storage is custom engineered with per-design pricing using $.40/GB per month for each copy; set-up charges are $131.69 per hour.

See Windows File Service for affordable secure file-based storage.

Price subject to change annually on July 1st.

(Current Rates are effective through October 1, 2018)

Service Level Description

The service goal is to be operationally available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, having zero downtime or data loss, redundant fabrics, and no single points of failure.

Support Information

UW Information Technology Service Center
Front Desk: UW Tower C-3000 (4333 Brooklyn Ave. NE)
Online Help Form:
Phone: 206-221-5000
Business Hours:


Last Review Date: 7/1/2018