ITS Storage Services

Flexible, online storage solutions now include more ways to create, access, store, and share your files.

Which online storage solution is right for you?

The university provides multiple options to help you access, share, and store the information you need to accomplish your goals at work, school, or in your research. To see how some of the most common U-M services compare, see the Storage Solutions Summary Chart.

Cloud-Based Storage*

M+Box
U-M was the nation's first university to officially offer an enterprise version of Box, a commercial data storage solution. Available to all U-M students, faculty, and staff since April 2012, this cloud-based service provides 50 GB per user to store, share, and discuss files. Learn more about M+Box and create an account on the M+Box site.

M+Google
All U-M students, faculty, and staff have access to a 5 GB M+Google Drive account for real-time, online collaboration and document storage. (Files in native Google Docs format do not count against your 5 GB.) Learn more about Drive and access your account online.

*Both M+Box and M+Google provide file syncing to your computer.

Research Storage

Lustre
Designed to meet research storage needs at the university, Lustre is one of several high performance computing options offered through the Center for Advanced Computing at U-M's College of Engineering.

Traditional Online Storage

Value Storage
Low-cost option for on-campus researchers.

Mainstream Storage
Full-featured central file storage for departments.

AFS Storage
Central storage service for units or individuals. Reduced availability expected beginning in 2012-13.


Need help deciding between these traditional online options? See the Storage Category of the Michigan IT Services Portal.

Looking for an automated file backup solution? See our Backup Services