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Merit Cloud Storage

Service Type:
Infrastructure & Platform Services
Eligible Subscribers:
Internet2 Member
Andrew Keating

Benefits of Merit Cloud Storage

  • Fixed pricing, flexible storage.
  • Provides ease of use and advantages over the use of tape for backups.
  • Provides a data recovery solution in the event that something happens to your original data.
  • Can be provided with a single backup copy or two archived copies in diverse locations.

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.

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.

Image displaying a diagram of the Merit Cloud Storage Infrastructure


More Information

Thank you for your interest in Internet2 NET+ Merit Cloud Storage. Please check the Overview tab for updates as they become available. Have a question not answered here? Send an email to

What kind of data can be stored with Merit Cloud Storage?

Merit's Cloud Storage can be used to store any data.

How will I be able to transfer data to a Merit Cloud Storage?

Accessing your storage is as simple as mounting a network drive on your computer using either the CIFS or NFS protocol.

Can Merit Cloud Storage be accessed with an automated process to perform backups?

While Cloud Storage is not a timed backup product, any script or other automated processes can be configured to access your storage.

How is my Merit Cloud Storage data secured?

Merit locks down your storage with a dedicated firewall, ensuring that only connections from IP addresses which you specify have access to your data.

Are there any restrictions as to where a user can access Merit Cloud Storage?

As long as you are connecting from an IP address which is in the allowable list you can connect to your storage. For example, if you configured your storage to be reachable through a VPN solution then you could access your storage from any system that was connected to the network via that VPN.

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Internet2 members can use NET+ Merit Cloud Storage. All of the services include technical support from Merit's highly-trained 24x7 Merit Support Center, providing help desk support 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Participation is easy. All of your answers on Merit Cloud Storage are just a click away.

For more information, to receive a quotation, or to talk with a Merit Services Manager about the Internet2 NET+ Merit Cloud Storage, please send an email request to the following address: