The university offers several options for file storage and sharing. View a side by side feature comparison (Excel file hosted on Box).
Box offers 50 GB of long term, secure file storage, sharing, and collaborative editing. If you need to share a file with one or more people, especially if the file needs to be edited or kept for longer than 30 days, use Box. You can share/collaborate with anyone inside or outside of the university, as long as they have an email address.
OneDrive offers 1 TB of long term, secure, personal file storage. If you need to share files or collaborate, we recommend using one of our other storage services. The one exception to this is collaboratively editing Office docs in real time.
Filelocker offers temporary, secure storage for sharing files and data. If you need to send an attachment larger than 15-20 MB, use Filelocker instead. By default you can store/share files up to 1 GB for up to 30 days, with an option to increase that size to 8 GB on request. You can share with anyone inside or outside of the university, as long as they have an email address.
NAS storage offers secure, high speed, on-campus file storage that can be mapped to a Windows network drive, mounted on a Mac via Command-K, or accessed from off campus via the SSL VPN. Default quotas for individuals on home.ohio.edu are 10 GB. Departmental quotas on shared.ohio.edu are determined on a case-by-case basis. NAS storage access is restricted to OHIO users only.
Use the SSL VPN to access Home and Shared folders from off campus.