ACCESS Allocated Production Storage

Infrastructure Integration Roadmap Description

Infrastructure Type(s)

This roadmap integrates a storage resource. Researchers interact with storage by writing and reading data files from storage via storage interfaces.


The ACCESS program ( enables researchers and educators to gain access to advanced computing, visualization, and data resources to accomplish their research or classroom objectives using an allocations process described at

This roadmap details the tasks that a resource provider must perform to make a specific storage system ACCESS allocated in production. These tasks cover all aspects of integration in production, including coordination activities, technical integration tasks, and ongoing support activities.

Operator Information

Operators planning to integrate storage into ACCESS with this roadmap should contact ACCESS Operations to start the integration process. ACCESS Operations will assign a Concierge Integration Expert to provide personalized hands-on assistance with the integration process, schedule an online meeting between resource provider staff and ACCESS staff to launch the integration process, and provide instructions on how to track integration progress.

Operators must perform the Required Tasks below and may perform the Optional Tasks below.

See related Roadmap Task Timeline.

Support Information

Submit a Request: Resource providers needing assistance with integration tasks can submit an ACCESS Integration and Operation Support Request using instructions on this page. Pick an “ACCESS Operational Support Issues” that best matches your request, or the catch-all issue type “ACCESS-wide: Provider Integration - Infrastructure Integration and Roadmaps“.

Slack Discussion: ACCESS has a Slack channel for infrastructure operators and ACCESS to discuss integration topics. For access submit a request to be invited to the RP-ACCESS #integration-roadmaps Slack channel.

By Weekly Meetings: ACCESS holds a Zoom meeting every second Friday from 11:00 AM to Noon Central for infrastructure operators and ACCESS to discuss integration topics. To obtain Zoom coordinates submit a request for the RP and ACCESS Roadmaps Zoom meeting coordinates.

Integration Consultants: ACCESS allocated resource providers and some other types of infrastructure operators have a Concierge Integration Expert consultant available for one-on-one integration support.


Planning phase

  1. Coordination: ACCESS Allocated Resource Integration Coordination v1

  2. Coordination: Infrastructure Description v2

  3. Technology: Cybersecurity Requirements for RPs v1

  4. Technology: Data and Network Integration v1

Integration phase

  1. Coordination: ACCESS Allocation Policies v1

  2. Coordination: Knowledge Base v1

  3. Coordination: RP Forum Participation v1

  4. Coordination: Cybersecurity Governance Council Participation v1

  5. Technology: Resource Metrics Data Availability Assessment v1

  6. (Optional) Technology: ACCESS DNS Entries v1

  7. (Optional) Technology: Local Service ACCESS IAM Integration v1

Operations phase

  1. Technology: Deploy Globus Endpoint v1

  2. Support: Incident Response and Coordination v1

  3. Support: Ticket Handling v2

  4. Support: Operational Status Communications v1

  5. (Optional) Support: Request RP or Site Staff Allocation v1

  6. Technology: AMIE and Usage Reporting v1

  7. Technology: Performance Data reporting v1

Document Management

Status: Official

Official date: 04/24/2023 04/10/2023

Coordinators: Lee Liming, ACCESS Operations

Last revised date: 08/22/2023

Retired date: