Servers Storage and Backup

Department Shared Folders

Department shared folders are a secure and convenient way for staff members within a department to share and collaborate on documents and other files.

For Use By: Faculty, Staff

Google Apps

Google Apps for Education is the primary email system for everyone at Stony Brook University except Hospital employees and members of the School of Medicine and School of Dental Medicine. Stony Brook's Google Apps suite of products includes Mail, Calendar, Drive, Contacts, Sites, Groups, Hangouts and a host of other applications to enhance communication and real-time collaboration across campus.

For Use By: Clubs, Faculty, Researchers, Staff, Students, Teaching Assistants (TA's)

High Performance Computing

Stony Brook University offers researchers several different options depending on needs.

For Use By: Faculty, Researchers, Staff

InCommon Certificates

Stony Brook University is registered with the InCommon Certificate Service, a means for IT partners and the University community to easily and affordably obtain digital certificates for the safe sharing of online resources, such as the securing of departmental Web servers.

For Use By: Faculty, Staff


MySBfiles is a network storage option for all students, faculty, and staff. Up to 2 GB of data can be stored in your personal MySBfiles which is backed up regularly on an automated basis by University servers. You can access your MySBfiles from on or off campus using a Web browser. Note: Users on the UHMC domain will use their Home Directory ("U Drive") instead of MySBfiles. For information please call the UHMC Help Desk at 4-HELP.

For Use By: Faculty, Staff, Students

NolijWeb Document Management System

Nolij is a web-based document management system available for University departments who are interested in eliminating paper and managing their business files online.

For Use By: Staff

Office 365

Office 365 is a collaborative, cloud-based storage, communication and applications solution provided by Microsoft.Office 365 is HIPAA and Export Control compliant. 

For Use By: Faculty, Researchers, Staff, Students, Teaching Assistants (TA's)

Sparky (UNIX)

Sparky is a UNIX-based system that many Computer Science classes use for programming projects and some students & faculty use for personal (or class) websites that require scripting functionality.

For Use By: Faculty, Staff, Students

Virtual Servers

DoIT's Systems Support team works with departments on campus to figure out cost-effective ways to employ server support through VMware solutions. We have purchased  licenses for VMware vCloud suite advanced for campus use. If you would like to participate in this program, please email

For Use By: Faculty, Researchers, Staff