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Storage Options

This article applies to: Strategic Storage Initiative

In addition to Google Workspace, similar storage is available to faculty, students, and staff in:

  • Microsoft OneDrive personal storage.
  • Microsoft Teams collaboration tool storage. Faculty and staff can create Teams. Students can use them once created, but need to ask faculty or staff to make them.
  • SharePoint document libraries. A SharePoint site is created automatically when a Microsoft Team is created. It can be accessed from Teams while in a channel by clicking ... (More options) from the channel's top menu and selecting Open in SharePoint. 
  • Box

Because it’s unclear whether Cornell’s contract with Box will include unlimited storage after 2025, Box is best used for small- to moderate-sized storage. If you will require very large amounts of storage, please submit a support request to CIT Collaboration and Utility Services.

For large-scale data storage, Cornell options include:

  • Amazon Web Services S3 (Faculty and staff public cloud services contracted-for service that individual Cornell units can purchase and use.)
  • Azure Blob Storage (Faculty, staff, and student cloud-based contracted-for IT infrastructure services that individual Cornell units can purchase and use.)
  • Shared File Services (Storage that enables sharing of files between groups of users and computers.)

Specialized backup services are also available. For more information, see EZ-Backup

See also Cornell's Data Storage Finder.


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