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Storage strategy

The UIS is developing a range of storage services that we intend will span the University's diverse needs. This currently includes Microsoft OneDrive for Business and Dropbox Business and we'll soon introduce our range of research storage services.

OneDrive for Business

University OneDrive filespaces use the OneDrive for Business solution, which gives you 1TB of cloud-based file storage space for your work and personal files. Find out how to access your online filestore, and start syncing your local files.

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Dropbox Business

Dropbox Business is a secure cloud-based file sharing and storage service, providing powerful collaboration features and secure, access to your files on your computer, on your mobile devices and on the web. Cambridge staff and students get a substantial discount on consumer prices.

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Storage Services

Many people have a growing need to manage and protect data beyond what is possible through local disk storage solutions.

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Research Data Store

The Research Data Store provides large scale, enterprise grade storage for Cambridge research data associated registered with principal investigators. It is ideal for research groups that wish to store data on a full enterprise storage framework with disaster recovery capabilities to reduce data loss scenarios.

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Research File Share

Research File Share provides large scale, enterprise grade storage for Cambridge research data associated with principal investigators. It is suitable for research groups working on data sets that need additional protection and accessibility. In particular, this service delivers a highly resilient storage solution that provides snapshots to allow fast recovery of lost files.

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Research Cold Store

The UIS’s Research Cold Store service provides competitively priced, resilient, enterprise-grade storage that allows users to store large amounts of infrequently accessed research data. Its features have been designed to balance the need to protect data in accordance with its value and longevity against prohibitive costs.

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Dropbox vs OneDrive – what’s the difference?

With two choices for storage, how do you know which option is the best for you?

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