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    Hi All,

    I've just come out of a budget meeting where I asked for more money for storage.....long story short I was told to investigate cloud storage. Do any schools out there use cloud storage for as their primary or second method of file storage and if so could you let me know who and if possible some rough costs?

    Thanks

    Rob

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    Oh dear sounds like some managlement know buzz words.

    Ben

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    Speak to Luke @Millgate

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    Don't forget to cost in the extra bandwidth needed on your internet connection.

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    Cloud for primary storage - is this in a secondary? If yes, run for the hills.

    To be fair, it could work. I just can't get my head around performance issues, bandwidth, reliability, profiles, backups, shadow copies, quotas, file screening...

    On the plus side, that quick list reassures me that we are certainly not going to be looking at this for a good while yet.

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    Urrgghhh I know, I tried to make my point from a security point of view but they fairly quickly dismissed that idea.

    The next point I'll really have to make is unless you want all your data to only be access via a web browser then how could we ever be disk free?

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    Hi Rob,

    As Dan said, we offer off site back up. Feel free to drop me an email with more details and I'll be happy to get you a price

    Luke

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    Thanks Millgate, its less about backup and more about storage of data but I will keep you in mind.

    Does anyone out there use Google Apps for email etc? Looks very cheap in comparison to Office 365.

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    I'm a fan, but it's too expensive for the amount we'd want. (Haven't had a quote from Millgate though.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobD View Post
    Thanks Millgate, its less about backup and more about storage of data but I will keep you in mind.

    Does anyone out there use Google Apps for email etc? Looks very cheap in comparison to Office 365.
    Isnt Google Apps for Education free?

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    google apps for education is free and will give you 30GB per user. We use it but still have home folders as well - not sure whether you could cope with only online storage - need a pretty fast/robust internet connection

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    I don't think its an option really, possibly google drive for personal documents and gmail as both are free but that's as far as we could go I think. We're on a 20MB leased line and due to the cost I cant image we'd increase that.

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    Office 365 is free as well.

    We use skydrive/onedrive here and its fine.

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    I use offsite appliances with my customers, you have onsite storage of anything between 500gb to 40TB which then has the ability to sync itself up to the cloud. This provides the ability to boot VM's locally on the appliance and also in the cloud.

    Very clever little boxes

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    We use Google Apps and all is good, would imagine 365 OK also.

    A list of cloud backup solutions.
    40 Online Backup Services Reviewed (Updated January 2014)

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