Cloud / Local file hosting solution for iPad deployment
So here is a little background on our school. We're a private high school of 1600ish kids. This coming school year we are jumping to iPads for ALL of our kids. We have most of the logistics worked out, but the one thing we seem to be goin round and round on is the file storage piece if this very large, and expensive Apple puzzle.
In a perfect world: The file storage is cloud based, and local so when the kids are on campus they don't have to go out to the Internet to get their files, but they also have access to them when they are off-site. There needs to be an iPad app so the kids can access their files as this will be their primary homework/class work device. It also has to be able to map drives in windows like a network drive, so when they log into a computer in one of our four computer labs they can get to their files as well. A computer client like Dropbox doesn't work because it syncs the files to the computer and with 1600ish kids that doesn't work..
The icing on this already very tall cake is that it can't be very expensive. We are a private school, and money is always tight. It doesn't have to be free, but it can't be an astronomical expense.
So, please feel free to throw out any products/ideas you have.