Globus Connect enables your system to use the Globus file transfer and sharing service. It makes it simple to create a Globus endpoint on practically any system, from a personal laptop to a national supercomputer. Globus Connect is free to install and use for users at non-profit research and education institutions.

Globus Connect Versions

Globus Connect comes in two flavors: Globus Connect Personal is designed for use by a single user on a personal machine; Globus Connect Server is designed to be installed by a system administrator on multi-user computing and storage resources. Please select from one of the versions below—if you're not sure which one is right for you, start with Globus Connect Personal.

Looking to connect to cloud storage or proprietary systems? Check out our premium storage connectors for Google Drive, Amazon S3, Western Digital ActiveScale, Spectra BlackPearl and more.


Researchers and other end users

Globus Connect Personal

Creates a Globus endpoint on your laptop or other personal computer and allows you to transfer and share files, even if you don't have administrative privileges on your machine. Globus Connect Personal is available for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux operating systems.

Network and System Administrators

Globus Connect Server

Creates a Globus endpoint on multi-user systems such as a lab servers, campus research computing clusters, and other high-performance computing or storage resources. Globus Connect Server is available for all POSIX-compliant filesystems, and many object stores and tape archives.

Connect Cloud and Other Storage Systems

Want to access your cloud, tape or other specialized storage systems via Globus? Connectors are available for Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, Azure Blob Storage, and many others.

Get Started

Start a free trial, create new endpoints, get pricing details, and more.

What's New

Globus Connect Server v5.4 released: Check out the new features

State of the Craft in Research Data Management: Read our latest article in Science Node

Globus at Argonne: Researchers use Theta for real-time analysis of COVID-19 proteins


Additional information is available in our frequently asked questions; please contact if you run into any issues.