Your Desktop Services filespace can be used to store files which you create on your own computer system or at a Managed Cluster machine, or which you transfer using any standard method of file transfer. You can see your filespace from any network-connected machine. Your filespace is allocated to you when you become a Desktop Services user, and cannot, by default, be read or written to by anybody else.
Among other things, your DS filespace can conveniently be used to store backup copies of your files, on a system which is itself centrally backed-up and therefore secure. You can also use it to store and publish personal web pages.
Please see the following UIS link for information on how to use and access your filespace: http://www.ucs.cam.ac.uk/desktop-services/ds-filestore
There is also available a DS-Files web interface which can be used to access your DS-Filestore personal file spaces from outside the Managed Cluster Service via a web interface. Unlike CIFS, it can be used from outside the Cambridge University Data Network (CUDN).
Please see the following UIS link for information on how to use DS-Files: http://www.ucs.cam.ac.uk/desktop-services/ds-files