Storage Services Comparison
|Product||Best Use||Storage Limits/Prices through Fall 2021|
|Box for Individuals||Collaboration and files||<200GB- standard for individuals- free|
|Box for Individuals||Collaboration and files||>200GB will cost $10 per 100GB per year or $100/year for 1TB. You may purchase 100 GB increments.|
|Box for Groups, Centers & Labs||Collaboration and files||<1TB - standard for groups and centers- free|
|Box for Groups, Centers & Labs||Collaboration and files||>1TB will cost $100/ per year (starts October 2021)|
|OneDrive||Collaboration and files||5 TB/No Charge with file size limits|
|Collaboration - non research data||
For internal collaboration w/ Caltech only
No limit to non-research data (Subject to change)
|Amazon Web Services (AWS)||Backup and storage||$.0009 to $.023 per month/GB|
|High Performance Cluster||Large research data sets||10 Tb – 30 TB- no charge; >30 TB $6.40/TB/month|
|SharePoint for Groups||Collaboration and files||<1TB free; Additional storage available for $100/TB/Year or $10/100GB/Year (max. of 25TB)|
|Features||Box||OneDrive for Business||SharePoint|
|Default Storage for Individuals - free||200GB||5TB||100GB (free up to 1TB)|
|Research Groups and Center (upon request)||1 TB free||Contact Help Desk||Contact Help Desk|
|Additional Storage (upon request)||$100/year/TB for more 1 TB (limits will apply)||Upon request(2)||Upon requests(2)|
|Real-time collaboration and editing||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Sync client **||PC, Mac, iOS, Android||PC, Mac, iOS, Android||PC, Mac, iOS, Android|
|File Size Limit||15GB||15GB||15GB|
|Office Integration ***||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Share files with users outside of Caltech||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Legal Protection (HIPAA, FERPA, etc)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Uses Caltech login||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Pricing & Terms
1) Beginning June 1, 2022, individual accounts requesting >200GB will be charged $100/ >1 TB per year. This is a one-time annual charge that will occur on October 1, 2022.
2) Additional storage requests will be evaluated and available based on the limits of our licensing agreements. Contact the Help Desk for assistance.
IMSS acknowledges that some may prefer to use other cloud storage solutions such as DropBox. While we do not discourage this, it is important to note that DropBox does not have business agreements with Caltech to guarantee your data security (i.e. no data mining, HIPAA, and FERPA compliance, or whether data is stored in the US).
** Drive/file mapping is available in some cases. OneDrive for Business and SharePoint both natively allow file mapping only from the Office applications. Box allows file mapping from Office applications with the installation of the Box for Office plug-in.
*** Office integration with OneDrive for Business and SharePoint is native. Office integration with Box is only possible with the installation of Box Edit.