About Globus

Globus allows the transfer of data between different storage systems , lab computers and personal desktops/laptops.

The standard features of Globus include:

  • Transfers faster than SCP/SFTP (usually by a factor of two)
  • Automatic restarts or continuation when transfers are disrupted
  • Background transfers so users need not remain logged in to a system
  • Transfers of large files between your laptop/desktop and servers via Global Connect Personal
  • Transfer of small number of small files between your laptop/desktop via a browser (note: not all server endpoints offer this feature)

U-M’s Globus Provider status adds the following features:

  • Sharing of server directories/folders with non-U-M collaborators who are also Globus users (for transfer/copy purposes, not shared use of server)
  • UM signed BAA for High Assurance feature for sensitive data
  • Sharing of directories/folders from laptops/desktops via Globus Connect Personal clients and a Globus Plus account upgrade.

For more information, visit the Globus website.

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