Indonesian students to be offered secure cloud storage

Indonesian students to be offered secure cloud storage

Nearly half a million students at Indonesian universities are to get access to what is described as a personal cloud solution over the next three years.

Synchronoss Technologies, which specialises in cloud, messaging and digital solutions, has announced a partnership with Telkomsigma, the IT arm of Telkom Indonesia Group, to deliver the Synchronoss Personal Cloud Solution to Indonesian universities.

The Telkom Community Cloud will be offered to students at 25 universities as a tool to securely store, share and transfer academic documents with their professors, school groups and peers.

The white-label Synchronoss Personal Cloud solution will run on top of FLOU, Telkomsigma’s multi-cloud platform. First-year students at selected universities will be able to join the new cloud solution beginning in September, with thousands of additional students phased in over the next three years. At the end of the three-year onboarding process, 450,000 students are expected to have access to the new personal cloud solution.

Once they graduate, students will have the option to continue using a paid version of the same solution, giving them the ability to access, store and share their academic files, photos, videos and other personal content after they have left their educational institutions.

The automatic back-up capabilities of the Telkomsigma Community Cloud also protect students from the loss of data due to hardware failure, while the Synchronoss-powered personal cloud allows student data to be stored in-country, helping Telkomsigma to adhere to Indonesian law.