Either CIFS (used primarily by Windows and most Macs) or NFSv4 storage (used primarily by Linux and some Macs) is available.
The standard offering is based on the ITS MiStorage service and should meet the needs of most researchers. There is also an alternate offering based on the ARC-TS Turbo Research Storage service that is tuned for users with a high speed network in their lab (10Gbps+) or are heavy Flux users with large datasets. To request this alternate offering, when requesting a research storage volume, under "If you have a specific storage configuration request please note that here," choose "Optimized for Flux." Please choose this option only if you are sure that Turbo meets your needs, or you plan to routinely copy or compute on large datasets from Flux, or you have a 10Gbps network in your lab, or you have previously consulted with Research Computing & Infrastructure Services.
Both options have snapshots enabled which allows you to retrieve accidentally deleted files for up to 56 days (8 weeks).
Users can leverage either all of one type of storage, or some of each if needed. This storage offering is designed to complement Google at U-M and Box at U-M. Where those two solutions are meant for lower-volumes of data, this offering is meant for big data that those services simply cannot accommodate. To request storage, simply complete the form available here.