Backup and Recovery Service

This service is a component of the CCS Data Protection Service. Active data is copied to an alternate location for restoration in case of loss or corruption of the original.

Calendar (via Office 365)

Calendaring is provided as part of Office 365. Office 365 is offered to all staff, faculty and students at the University of Guelph (including all affiliate campuses) and the University of Guelph-Humber.

Central Storage

This service provides enterprise class storage to departmental, faculty and researcher servers on a cost sharing, subscription basis.

Database Hosting

The Database Hosting Service provides University departments and business units with database hosting and administration for Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server upon request. These services are provided in a shared server environment.

Digital Accessibility Resource Centre (DARC)

The Digital Accessibility Resource Centre provides training, tools, and support for the creation of accessible digital content, including:

  • web content
  • PDFs/Word documents
  • presentation slides/PowerPoint decks
  • video
  • audio
  • other multimedia 

Email/Gryph Mail (via Outlook/Office 365)

Email is provided as part of the Office 365 suite of services.  Office 365 is offered to all Staff, Faculty, Undergraduate and Graduate Students at the University of Guelph (including all affiliate campuses) and the University of Guelph-Humber.


Full disk encryption to secure personal computers, laptops or portable storage devices which store sensitive data.

File and Printer Sharing (CFS)

The Central File Service (CFS) provides access to a secure robust file storage area on campus for the use and protection of departmental and project files. 

Gartner Research Portal

CCS has recently activated campus access for all faculty, staff and students to Gartner research services currently in place for the University of Guelph community. Each member of the University has direct access to the Gartner research portal.