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New Enterprise Data Transfer Service (Globus) Now Available

Thursday, April 11, 2024 - 14:15


Pitt Information Technology is pleased to announce that a new Enterprise Data Transfer Service is now available to enhance the University’s collaboration and research capabilities. This service, powered by Globus, seamlessly integrates enterprise, research, and cloud storage — without the need to manage and understand complex underlying infrastructure.

Whether it's moving files between local and cloud storage, or sharing resources with external partners, Globus provides a reliable and secure "bridge" for all your data transfer needs, along with these benefits:

  • Easier collaboration: Share data effortlessly both internally and with external institutions. All you need is an email address to share data with colleagues.
  • Data transfer scalability: From kilobytes to petabytes, Globus can efficiently, reliably, and securely move data between systems within your site or across an ocean.
  • Simplified administration: Globus is easy to use and lets you create and manage collections of data from multiple sources, granting permissions to others as needed.
  • Cost effectiveness: Access to Globus is free to all Pitt users, providing individuals and groups with a stable and secure data migration tool that is supported by Pitt IT.
  • Robust compatibility: Integrate data from workstations, enterprise research storage, and cloud services across a wide range of environments — including Amazon, Azure and GCP Cloud Storage Services, CRC HPC Research Storage, Dell Isilon, Google Workspace, Microsoft OneDrive, SharePoint, and Teams. Any storage system(s) mounted to your workstation can also use the Globus Connect Personal client.

Users interested in leveraging the Enterprise Data Transfer Service to help securely move and share data should contact the Technology Help Desk at +1-412-624-HELP (4357) to initiate a consultation with a member of Pitt IT’s Data Transfer team.