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Data storage for individuals

UIS currently offers two third-party cloud-based data storage services:

  • Dropbox Business – Dropbox's paid-for cloud-based file hosting service, which is available to Cambridge students and staff at a heavily-discounted rate through the University using their @cam domain email address.
  • OneDrive for Business – Microsoft's cloud-based file hosting service, which is available to people who are eligible for a University Microsoft account. It offers 1TB of storage space.


Comparison table 

OneDrive logo

OneDrive for Business

Dropbox logo

Dropbox Business

Common features

Integration with Microsoft 365 Y Y
Online slide show Y Y
Drag and drop file upload Y Y
Create and share folders Y Y
File encryption Y Y
SSL file transfer Y Y

Differentiated features

Cost Free

£55 for students

£66 for staff

Storage size 1TB Unlimited
File size limit 10GB None
File recovery Last 90 days Unlimited
Automatic camera roll backup Android, iOS and Windows phone iOS and Android
Post to Facebook Y N
Access permission File/folder levels file/folder/group levels

Information stored

Ireland EU

App platforms

Mac Y Y
Windows Y Y
Windows phone Y Y
Android Y Y
Linux N Y