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: with "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 $270.04 based on two hours at $135.02 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 $135.02 per hour.

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

*FY 2019 Rates are valid until October 1, 2019.

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

Support is provided by the UW Information Technology Service Center.

Business Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 206-221-5000
Online: Send us a question
In-person: Walk-in locations


Last Review Date: 10/15/2018