Online File Storage

Last updated: August 26, 2022

Storing your files online (on a UW server or in the cloud) is imperative.  This assures that your files are backed up and accessible from anywhere. You have 5 good options for online file storage, and you can use any or all of them.

Online File Storage Options

File Services Comparison Chart

(A detailed comparison of UW file storage options, including HIPAA and FERPA information.)


Managed Workstation File Service Options

Home directory

Shared File Services

Windows File Services

User specific file share

‘H drive’

Shared file space

‘I drive’

Shared file space, hosted on a single Windows File server with richer ACLs and better support for concurrent edits
No confidential data No confidential data Confidential data OK
No Access databases No Access databases Access databases OK
 Automatically provisioned for MWS eligibility groups Available for existing MWS customers only Order here

Current rates are available in the MWS Service Catalog Entry.