SWITCHdrive is an academic cloud hosting service (such as DropBox or Google Drive), provided by SWITCH, based on OwnCloud, and free of charge for UNIL users (with an UNIL account).
Because data are stored in Switzerland, its use is authorised by UNIL to store professional data, contrary to other data storage services such as DropBox or Google Drive.
Every user gets 100 GB of storage space. Even if this service is independant of UNIL, if you leave UNIL, your SWITCHdrive account will be deleted.
You can download and install SWITCHdrive on your devices in order to access your files from anywhere (computer, phone, tablet). To do this, please follow the instructions (fr) of the IT Center of UNIL.
SWITCHdrive works the same as other hosting services and create a “switchdrive” folder locally on your computer.
Author : BUACHE Quentin