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Nearsourced Storage of Your Organization's Data

Designed as a cost-effective, stress-free solution, Merit Cloud Storage offers bulk, enterprise-level storage. Perform off-site disaster recovery backups of many different forms of enterprise data, including database and enterprise servers, directories, and project-based data. Merit Cloud Storage supports NFS and CIFS protocols and provides the option of retaining your data in multiple locations.
  • Fixed Pricing, Flexible Storage

    Merit does not charge its Members I/O data transfer fees, connection fees, or any other hidden costs related to cloud storage. Unlike large private-sector providers, Merit charges your organization a fixed price based on your specifications.

  • Escape the Tape! Save your staff time and headaches

    The old standard of copying your backup data to magnetic tape has its drawbacks, including complex indexing, possible data loss, and the lengthy retrieval process of recovering stored data. A better solution for convenient backups is Merit Cloud Storage, which allows you to access the data on disk through Merit's high-performance storage architecture, making for fast searching and retrieval of important data.

  • Peace of Mind for Disaster Recovery

    A tornado, fire or some other disaster can damage vital infrastructure, which is why off-site storage is a preferred method for protecting valuable data. Merit Cloud Storage can be an important piece of your organization's disaster recovery plan, providing easy retrieval of critical data.

The Value of Nearsourcing

The fully managed and supported solution protects your data's integrity. By leveraging the existing network connection from your trusted provider, or nearsourcing, your organization is keeping its backup data storage local to your network. The Merit Support Center provides personal 24x7 support.
  • Remote Backup Option:
    Your data is stored in a single location as a remote backup. This is the ideal option for keeping an offsite copy of your data for disaster recovery purposes.

  • Archive Option:
    Retain research data or any type of information for as long as needed. Your archives are stored in two diverse locations, offering greater durability and ensuring compliance with research grant regulations that require multi-site storage.

Merit Cloud Storage includes a firewall that locks down your data and content, allowing access to your organization's data from your server(s) only. Your data is yours. Merit never performs data mining.

Merit Cloud Storage at a Glance

Merit supports NFS and CIFS protocols. Authorized users may transfer data to and from the virtual space as needed.

With Merit Cloud Storage, you can purchase the space you need now and expand at any time to accommodate future growth-additional storage space can be added at any time.

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Pricing Information

Members may view pricing options and request the service in the Member Portal. You may also request a quote by contacting Merit's Sales Team by email at or by calling 734-527-5785.

For additional information about Merit Cloud Storage, please email or call 734-527-5785.








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Organizations currently using Merit Cloud Storage:
  • Alma College
  • Carnegie Institution for Science
  • Cleary University
  • University of Michigan, College of Engineering
  • and others...






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