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The Computer Officers offer a range of services that all broadly fall under the heading of "Data storage", each of which has different intended uses.

IFS Fileservers

We manage space on the central University file store on behalf of groups in the department. This is a highly resilient service charged for at cost price.


We provide a resilient, highly-available managed fileserver service, which includes off-site backup. We are able to offer a small (100GB) amount of space to research groups free of charge, whilst larger amounts of space must be paid for by the terabyte.


We offer a disk-hosting service: you provide a hard disk, and we will host it in a server that we manage and make the space accessible over the network to you. Please see the disk hosting page for further details on this service.

Dropbox Business

Dropbox Business is a secure, cloud-based file sharing and storage service providing access to your files from your computer, your mobile devices and the web.   You can share your files securely with others, whether or not they use Dropbox. Cambridge University students and staff can buy a heavily-discounted Dropbox Business subscription through the University using their @cam domain email address.  Existing paying Dropbox users can receive a pro-rated refund from Dropbox. 

System status 

System monitoring page

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