OIT provides many backup and cloud storage options for UA students, faculty and staff.

What is cloud storage?

Cloud storage is a service where data is remotely maintained, managed and backed-up. By storing files in the cloud, they can be readily retrieved through an internet connection. OIT recommends storing files in the cloud to have fast, and secure, access to files. UA students, faculty and staff have access to a variety of cloud storage solutions. Review each below and learn best practices of what content to store where.


Because OneDrive is built into the O365 suite of tools, it’s ideal for collaboration! 


Share and collaborate with others through Box.

Google Drive

Access to Google Drive from Crimson accounts will end May 16, 2022.

Store Securely

OIT Security provides a data classification chart. Review the chart to ensure your sensitive information is stored appropriately.