OIT provides two 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.


Microsoft OneDrive is built into the 365 suite of tools, making it the easiest tool to use for collaboration and cloud storage.


Box is an alternative option for cloud storage. UA students, faculty and staff can backup, store, share and collaborate with others through Box.

Store Securely

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