Enterprise File Storage/Shared Drive

Systems Supported
On-prem File Share hosted UAA IT
Google Shared Drive by Google, Inc.
SharePoint/Teams by Microsoft

Students, faculty, and staff are allocated a standard amount of storage at no cost via either OneDrive for Business, or Google Drive. Academic and administrative departments, student groups and organizations, and researchers needing storage options which further collaboration, and ensures content remains associated with the respective group even as individual members change over time, are encourage to use one of the group oriented storage solutiosn such as Microsoft Teams/SharePoint, Google Shared Drive, or an On-prem File Share.

For help selecting storage technology solutions, read the Where Should I Save Files knowledge article.

Eligible Peoples

  • Alumni
  • Community Partner
  • Faculty
  • Non-University Individual with a UA Login
  • Sponsored Guest
  • Staff
  • Student
  • Student Employee
  • Contracted Vendor


The standard file storage options using Google Drive, Google Shared Drive, OneDrive for Business, Microsoft Teams/SharePoint, and On-Prem File Shares are offered at no cost to UAA students, staff, and faculty as applicable. Custom storage solutions for UAA organizations, or departments to accommodate high-performance computing, large research data sets, custom security, or other requirements can be provided, with cost based upon the amount and type of storage allocated.


24 hours a day 7 days a week exclusions are,

Supported By


This service is provided by UAA IT Services. Requests for this service may be submitted anytime via the Request button on the right side of this page. Requests generate a Ticket which will be worked in order received and urgency by the IT Employees with the knowledge and permissions to assist with the request.

For additional questions about this services please contact the appropriate UAA IT Support office.

New File Storage Change to Permissions

Related Articles (4)

UA Google Drive is the University of Alaska's branding of Google Drive, an online service that provides resources for file storage, and collaboration with other individuals. Google Drive is a personal document and file storage hub. It's easy to upload, download, and share files. You can also create, view, and edit Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides documents online.
Microsoft Teams is a unifying experience that brings together people, conversations and content—along with the tools that teams need—so they can easily collaborate to achieve more. It’s naturally integrated with the familiar Office applications and is built from the ground up on the Microsoft Office 365 global, secure cloud. This article will help you learn more about what Microsoft Teams is, how to use it, and how it will benefit you in your daily computing needs.
OneDrive for Business is a personal document and file storage hub. It's easy to upload, download, and share files. You can also create, view, and edit documents online using the integrated Office Online applications, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. For those times you need the complete set of Office features, you can open your files in the full version of the applications and save them to your hard drive or back to the cloud.


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Service Offerings (2)

New File Storage/Shared Drive
Request the creation of a new department File Storage.
Change Permissions on Enterprise File Storage/Shared Drive
Request an update or change to File Storage access permissions, including administrative and security group level changes.