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U Virginia Adds 50 GB Cloud Storage for Students, Faculty, Staff

The University of Virginia (UVa) has adopted a new storage service for use by faculty, staff, and degree-seeking students.

The university has partnered with Box, and will begin providing 50 GB of free space per user for "files with non-sensitive or moderately sensitive data," according to a school news release.

Features of the deployment, dubbed UVa Box, include:

  • Access via PC, smartphone, or tablet;
  • The ability to share and collaborate with others, both inside and outside the UVa community;
  • Automatic syncing;
  • The ability to add comments;
  • Customizable permissions;
  • Version history;
  • Online editing;
  • Granular security and sharing controls; and
  • Integration with UVa's single sign-on service, UVa NetBadge.

Box is part of Internet2's Net+ Services program and is in use at Cornell, Yale, Georgetown, and Notre Dame, among others.

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