Cloud Storage

What is cloud storage?

Cloud storage allows you to save files on remote servers that are accessed over the internet a.k.a. "the cloud."  Cloud storage can be thought of as a sort of online flash drive.  There are many services available today that provide cloud access through an internet web browser as well as apps for smartphones and tablets.

Why should I use cloud storage?

There are many reasons why the cloud is becoming the standard for data storage.  Here are just a few:

  • Files are stored in state-of-the-art data centers which increases security and reduces the risk of data loss
  • Files are accessible from anywhere with an internet connection
  • Files are accessible from a variety of devices (computers, smartphones, tablets, etc.)
  • Sharing file access with others is easy to do

Which cloud service should I use?

Weber State faculty, staff, and active students are provided access to the following services:


 Weber Box

Access:
  • Access through your web browser at: https://box.weber.edu
  • Log in using your Weber username and password
  • Smartphone and tablet accessible through the website or apps on Android, iOS (iPhone), and Windows 10 Mobile
File Storage Limits:
  • Students: 50 GB storage limit
  • Faculty/staff: 500 GB storage limit
  • 15 GB size limit on a single file
  • Upload any type of file (documents, pictures, music, videos, etc.)
Security:
  • Encrypts all files that are uploaded
  • Is FERPA compliant, allowed to store customer W#'s and other Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
  • Is not HIPAA compliant, do not store customer health information

 Google Drive

Access:
File Storage Limits:
  • Unlimited storage
  • 5 TB size limit on a single file
  • Upload any type of file (documents, pictures, music, videos, etc.)
Security:
  • Encrypts and scans all files that are uploaded
  • Is FERPA compliant, allowed to store customer W#'s and other Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
  • Is not HIPAA compliant, do not store customer health information

 Microsoft OneDrive

Access:
  • Access through your web browser at: https://www.office365.com
  • Log in using your Weber Office 365 credentials (to create a new account click here)
  • Smartphone and tablet accessible through the website or apps on Android, iOS (iPhone), and Windows 10 Mobile
File Storage Limits:
  • 1 TB storage limit
  • 2 GB size limit on a single file
  • Upload any type of file (documents, pictures, music, videos, etc.)
Security:
  • Encrypts and scans all files that are uploaded
  • Is not FERPA compliant, do not store customer W#'s and other Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
  • Is not HIPAA compliant, do not store customer health information

If you require assistance or have further questions, please contact the IT Service Desk.