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Background

IU provides various storage services and publishes the acceptable sensitive data uses for these services here:

This document provides a similar listing for the services provided by the School of Informatics and Computing.

For further details, see the IU Institutional Data Management Policy and the Classifications of Institutional Data.

SoIC Services

This table includes the storage services provided by the School of Informatics and Computing as well as services that have an associated storage components.  This table lists the highest classification of sensitive data allowed for each service and you can see the Classifications of Institutional Data document for guidance to determine what types of data fall under each classification.

ServiceDescriptionHighest
institutional
data
classification
allowed
Apollo (aka. bl-soic-apollo)Windows File Server, including individual user folders and the faculty and staff dropboxesCritical
CS/SoIC Email ServerEmail server for the cs.indiana.edu and soic.indiana.edu domainsPublic
GEMSSoIC Graduate Education Management SystemCritical
NFSUnified Linux file servers including network home directories, /scratch, and /nobackupPublic
Research ServersVarious servers managed for research supportPublic
SoIC Virtual MachinesVMs provided on SoIC ServersPublic
II Virtual MachinesVMs hosted in the IU Intelligent Infrastructure systemCritical
Web ServersAll SoIC web services including, but not limited to, homedirs/hyplans, the cgi/php server, and wordpressPublic
Workstations/Laptops/MobileLocal disks on individual computers, including workstations, laptop, and mobile devices like phones and tabletsPublic

Please note that this list is not all-inclusive.  Any service not listed in the above table should be assumed to have a highest institutional data classification allowed of Public.  If you have sensitive data that you need to store on SoIC systems, please contact the systems staff to make arrangements for the secure handling of the data.

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