SWITCHdrive is a non-commercial cloud storage service for institutions of higher education in Switzerland.
All the data are stored and processed exclusively in SWITCH's two data centres in Zurich and Lausanne, which are part of the Swiss academic network, and are never made available to third parties. Furthermore, SWITCH does not share any user details with third parties.
SWITCHdrive can be used by members of participating universities and offers a secure alternative to commercial cloud storage services. Files can be stored, synchronised, shared and worked on in collaboration with others – quickly and reliably. SWITCHdrive as the academic cloud storage service is easy to use with a browser, desktop client or mobile app.
The quota is 50GB for the accounts provided by your institution.
The WebDAV address is
Use your SWITCH Cloud Account login credentials.
Under Windows make sure that the service WebClient is started otherwise WebDAV does not work properly.
Make sure you use https: and not just http: when connecting through WebDAV to https://drive.switch.ch/remote.php/webdav/
No, there isn't. With your Windows mobile device you'd have to use the web client through your browser.
At this moment the use of SWITCHdrive is reserved to Swiss Universities which have subscribed to this service (and may request to delete your account). But usually, you will be able to continue using SWITCHdrive using the SWITCH edu-ID, currently without any costs. In case that SWITCH terminates this offer or requests a fee, SWITCH would inform you at least 90 days in advance under the e-mail address that is connected to your account.
If you intend to terminate your connection to the SWITCHdrive system, you may log out of SWITCHdrive and simply not log back in again. You can still work with your local copies of the files stored on your computer but you cannot sync & share them any more.
The data stored on SWITCHdrive is hosted in the data centers of SWITCH which are located in Switzerland and connected to the academic network of SWITCH. Regarding treatment of data we are conform to the relevant Swiss law and regulations.
The data on the SWITCH servers is transferred encrypted using SSL. The mobile and desktop client software does not encrypt the data stored. If you whish to encrypt the client data, please use a 3rd party tool that handles encryption if your operating system does not. You may e.g. use password protected ZIP files.