We recommend requesting at least 25% more storage space than the size of the files that you’d like to store.

File size can be greatly reduced by compressing your files using an archive format such as .zip, .tar, or .cpio, and file compression is a particularly good idea if you don’t access the contents of those files very often.

If you’d like more information on determining file size or compressing files, assistance can be provided by the IT Help Center or your local IT support organization. Also basic instructions for using .zip can also be found online.