Which cloud storage offering should I use?

This FAQ was last modified on: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 11:27am
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Georgia Tech offers a number of different cloud storage options. Depending on your affiliation, the amount of data you need to store/share, and what kind of data you need to store, your choices may vary.

The table below lists services and the types of data that may be stored using these services. However, it is important to note that the use of these services alone will not ensure compliance with data security regulations. To ensure compliance with data security regulations, please contact Cyber Security at ask@security.gatech.edu. They will work with you to ensure that the applicable data security regulations are met.

Cloud Storage Options for Campus
Service Name Storage Amount Audience Sharing Capabilities
Office 365 OneDrive 1 TB Students, Faculty, Staff Internal and External File- and Folder-Based Sharing; Sharing Links
Office 365 SharePoint 2 TB Faculty, Staff Internal and External File- and Folder-Based Sharing; Sharing Links
Dropbox Unlimited Eligible Customers Internal and External File- and Folder-Based Sharing; Sharing Links
Box Unlimited Eligible Customers Internal and External File- and Folder-Based Sharing; Sharing Links
Service Category I-II Category III Category IV HIPAA ITAR/EAR FERPA Classified
Office 365 OneDrive × ×
Office 365 SharePoint × ×
Dropbox × ✔* ×
Box × Under Review ×

✔* - ITAR, EAR and CUI may be placed in Dropbox if encrypted

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