SFU vault, the University’s locally hosted cloud storage service, surpassed 4,400 users as of September 30, 2016. The service was officially launched for students on August 30th which resulted in a 88.6% increase in account activations in the first three weeks of the fall semester. Faculty and staff have been using the service since April 2016.
Number of SFU Vault Users (2016)
“It’s gratifying to be able to offer a service that the user uptake would indicate has met a need of the University community,” says Randy Raine from IT Services’ Servers and Storage group.
All SFU Vault users receive 50GB of space and can share files with anyone who has a valid SFU Computing ID as well as with external users. They can access their files from anywhere they have an Internet connection, and the system uses versioning control so users can easily access previous versions of files. Currently, there are over 3.5 million files hosted at SFU.
As of Sept. 30th
Provided at no additional cost to members of the SFU community, SFU Vault meets the requirements of B.C.’s FIPPA legislation. SFU vault is available on iOS and Android devices, and via a web browser or desktop app. For more information, visit www.sfu.ca/vault.