Yottabyte (Blue) to retire April 2022

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The Yottabyte Research Cloud, powered by Verge.io, provides U-M researchers with high-performance, secure, and flexible computing environments enabling the analysis of data sets, and hosting of databases for research purposes.

Yottabyte (Blue) will retire on April 4, 2022. Yottabyte (Maize) for sensitive data will continue to be offered as a service. 

To determine if a virtual server is hosted in YBRC ‘Blue,’ check the hostname for the word ‘blue’ in its name, such as ‘yb-hostname.blue.ybrc.umich.edu.’

Members of the ARC Yottabyte team or Unit IT Support staff members will reach out to customers before the end of 2021 to determine customer needs and develop migration plans. Customers should review their data and projects that are currently utilizing Yottabyte (Blue), and  delete anything not needed. 

Visit the ARC website for additional information about the Yottabyte Research Cloud (Blue) retirement

Author: D. Stephanie Dascola, ITS Communications

Stephanie is a marketing and communications specialist senior on the ITS Communications team. Contact her at sdascola@umich.edu.