With Switch Drive, we offer the Swiss university community a secure alternative to commercial cloud storage services. Files can be saved, synchronised, shared and collaboratively edited – quickly and reliably. Switch Drive can be easily operated via browser, desktop sync client or mobile app.
The academic cloud storage service differs from commercial services in one important respect: it runs entirely in the Switch Cloud. This is connected to the academic network and access is protected by Switchaai or Switch Edu-ID. We store all IT resources and user files in Switch data centres. In this way, we optimally meet the security needs of university members.
Benefits for IT departments
- Specially developed for universities as an alternative to commercial cloud storage services
- Secure and reliable infrastructure powered by Switch
- All user files stored in Switzerland
- Central user support provided by Switch
- Ability to create and manage Switch Drive vouchers for external project members
- Local IT can adapt online storage of Switch Drive users (from the default 100 GB to 1000 GB)
- Ability to create and manage project accounts in Switch Drive and assign project managers
- New governance tools to improve security management for admin departments