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.

Data Management Best Practices 

Data management best practices ensure data quality, accuracy, and security, enabling efficient and compliant operations while reducing risks and costs. They support better decision-making, collaboration, and scalability, and provide a foundation for innovation and effective disaster recovery. Frind more information on Data Managment Best Practices here:

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.

Research Data:

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]


OneDrive for Business 

SharePoint Online


Knox - A secure file server located on campus that uses encryption to safeguard data.


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:


Blackmore Storage

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: