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Chart: Computer File Storage Options: Internet (Cloud) Services

The chart below details many of the Internet (Cloud) file storage options available to Lehigh computer users. One of the main benefits of Internet storage is that files _can_ be shared with users outside Lehigh, and storage sizes can be quite large, with the downside being the requirements for transferring that data to and from those systems (usually with a Sync Client program, or via a web interface).

Storage System

Notes

Limited To

Storage Size

Cost

Retained Backup

Allowed Data

Lehigh Dropbox for Business

Pros: Paid Lehigh-Vetted Cloud Storage Vendor. 'Unlimited' storage size.
Cons: Accessed via Web, Sync Client

Lehigh Accounts

Large

$180 / person / yr.

Yes

II,III,IV

Lehigh Google Drive

Easy to use, limited feature set

Pros: 'Unlimited' storage, Lehigh user lookup, URL for every doc., folder, sharable outside Lehigh

Cons: Access via browser or sync client (Mac/Windows)

Lehigh Accounts

Large

-

90 day

II,III,IV

Lehigh Microsoft OneDrive

Pros: Integrates well with MS Office software.

Cons: Access via browser or sync client

Lehigh Accounts

Medium

-

-

II,III,IV

Zoom

Video conferencing and recording tool. Optional cloud storage for conference recordings.

-

Small

-

Yes

III, IV

Mahara

Searchable database and flexible display platform for faculty, staff, and student electronic portfolios. Also provides collaborative, networking, and assessment tools.

-

Small

-

Yes

III, IV

Panopto

Video content management system for uploading, managing and sharing video and audio files. Secure place for recorded lectures, flipped classroom videos, campus events. Has built-in video analytics, a web-based video editor, automatic encoding.

Faculty, Staff

Small

-

Yes

III,IV

Scalar

Publishing platform for long-form, born-digital and media-rich scholarship.

-

Small

-

-

III,IV

Ensemble

Structured Storage and Streaming service for non-commercial videos. Access via web only

Faculty, Staff

Medium

-

Yes

III,IV

Qualtrics

Survey Data collection system. Access via web.

Faculty, Staff

Small

-

Yes

II,III,IV

Lehigh Preserve

Lehigh's curated, web presented, long-term data storage system

Lehigh accounts

Large

-

Yes

III,IV

Lehigh CrashPlan Backup (Cloud Storage)

Access only via Client Software. Backup Option -- Save to on-site server, member PC or Cloud storage.

Faculty, Staff

Medium

$90 / User / yr.

No

II,III,IV

Github

Structured revision control and source code management. Access via Web, Sync Client

Not vetted by legal: choose an appropriate license that clearly specifies the rights granted to others and protects Lehigh University's copyright and intellectual property. 

-

Small

Public: Free

Private: Tiered Fee

Yes

IV

Bitbucket

Not recommended - not vetted

 

 

 

 

IV

Evernote

Not recommended - not vetted

 

 

 

 

IV

Personal DropBox, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc.

Not recommended - non-Lehigh contracted, non-managed

 

 

 

 

IV

 

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