File Storage Options
University Information Technology offers the following file storage options for MSU
users for storing MSU Owned data.
MSU Owned data should not be stored on any other storage than the options provided on this page. e.g. Box, Dropbox or Google Drive.
Keep MSU's data secure:
See the Data Stewardship Standards and the Data Storage Security Grid to ensure your data is stored in an appropriate location.
Visit the Research Cyberinfrastructure Data Storage Transfer webpage to learn more about options for storing research data
If your Research Data has compliance requirements, please contact contact [email protected]
Storage of research data that does not have compliance requirements may be stored on an appropriately managed, locally hosted, server. The server must be entered into the Server Inventory System (https://www.montana.edu/serverinventory), and have a Qualys agent installed on it for vulnerability management.
OneDrive for Business & SharePoint - Microsoft cloud-based storage system.
- Eligibility: Faculty, Staff & Students
- Cost: Free
- More information:
- MSU OneDrive www.montana.edu/office365/onedrive
- Learn to Collaborate with OneDrive and SharePoint
Knox - A secure file server located on campus that uses encryption to safeguard data.
- Eligibility: Faculty & Staff
- Cost: Free
- Request account: [email protected]
- More information: www.montana.edu/knox
Electronic Document Management
The Electronic Document Management (EDM) initiative is a program identified through the OpenMSU initiative. EDM and paperless processes enable Montana State University greater efficiency while pursuing environmentally responsible solutions to document storage needs. More information can be found here: https://www.montana.edu/edm/
Blackmore is a large-scale high performance storage system located at MSU Bozeman. It is backed up and intended for the storage of medium to large active or semi-active detests. More information can be found here: https://www.montana.edu/uit/rci/blackmore/