This is the first in a series of articles that will appear over the next few months as part of the Go Paperless initiative at Indiana University.
There are many different cloud storage solutions on the market today. Some of them are officially supported by Indiana University. A cloud service is usually a storage and/or sharing platform where the physical location of the storage medium is unknown and unimportant to the end user. For example, if I upload something to one of these services, it isn’t clear where it’s going; it may be going to one of many data warehouses somewhere in the world.
This article will discuss several of those officially supported cloud storage applications and several non-supported services. I will describe the service, then discuss the pros & cons of each. Lastly, I will include some hyperlinks to training resources so you can explore the options further.
Here are the applications we will review:
- Officially Supported
- Google Drive
If you would like to see a side-by-side comparison of all cloud storage options at IU, see the following Knowledge Base articles:
- At IU, what options do I have for storing files?
- At IU, which dedicated file storage services and IT services with storage components are appropriate for sensitive institutional data, including ePHI research data?
- Enterprise storage services for IU units in support of the IT-28 policy