September 11, 2018

Storage space available in U Drive

File storage

UW students, faculty and staff have up to 50 GB of storage space on U Drive, the UW’s central file storage system, and it’s accessible from anywhere, on- and off-campus. Follow simple instructions in IT Connect to access your drive. This storage service is supported by the Technology Recharge Fee and the Student Technology Fee.

June 15, 2018

New, lower-cost option for storage

servers and storage, lower-cost option written across photo

A new tier of storage, Standard Windows File Service, carries a significant price drop, from 15 cents per GB to a single penny. Find out if your IT department qualifies for this new, lower-cost service.

April 19, 2018

UW Tower Data Center earns ENERGY STAR for 5th year

Data Center with ENERGY STAR logo

UW Tower Data Center earned ENERGY STAR certification for the fifth year in a row, a claim no other university in the country can make. The award recognizes superior energy efficiency and reduced carbon footprint. The data center is a centrally managed, secure facility powered and cooled without interruption, 24 hours a day, 365 days…

March 30, 2018

Don’t be an April fool! Back up your data and devices

World with computer digits rotating around it

March 31 is World Back Up Day. Make sure your data and devices are backed up frequently on a secure drive, server or storage. A back up can help you maintain access to your data if your device is lost or stolen, if a hard drive fails, or if a computer system is compromised by…

October 20, 2017

Servers and storage fees drop by average 25 percent

Server room with text overlay: rates average 25 percent less

Rates for managed servers and storage offered by UW-IT will drop by an average of 25 percent under new Self-Sustaining Services & Rates, effective Oct. 1. You can find detailed service offerings and rates in the UW-IT Service Catalog.

October 16, 2017

Google offers two new options to access, sync G Suite Drive files

Documents flying out of some folders and into a cloud storage system.

Use the new options – Drive File Stream and Backup and Sync – to access and sync your Google Drive and Team Drive files. These two options will replace the old Drive sync application, which Google will no longer support beginning December 11, 2017. With Drive File Stream, you can access Google Drive and Team…

October 2, 2017

New Google Team Drive offers online collaboration space

Google Team Drive on computer

UW students, faculty and staff can now collaborate more easily with Google Team Drive. Online documents are owned by a team, not individuals so nothing is lost if a team member leaves the UW. Finding files is quicker in Team Drive with auditing and tracking built in. You can also customize team pages by choosing…