UFIT Research Computing provides storage systems for keeping data that are accessible through HiPerGator; several storage types are available, each with different characteristics (for regulated data, see ResShield & ResVault). HiPerGator exists to enable research activity, and is not intended to be used as a data storage service. To purchase storage capacity, an investor must also purchase compute capacity in order to perform useful work on the stored data.

UFIT Research Computing storage policies fall into the following categories: