A cloud is an online space that offers IT services such as storage, or office suite software. Among the best known are Dropbox and the GAFAM giants Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and iCloud. In addition to storing data online, the cloud makes it possible to access this data from different devices, and also to work on it and share it: a real work tool! And among the online storage offers, there has been, for a few years, Leviiaa French company that offers its own secure and efficient storage service.
French storage, efficient and eco-friendly
Leviia is a 100% French online storage company, created by Arnaud and William Méauzoone, during the Covid health crisis, then aged 27 and 30. Faced with a cloud market dominated by American giants, Leviia offers equally interesting features, even advancing an additional argument: an eco-responsible approach. Indeed, online storage represents a source of pollution, due to the power supply of the physical servers on which the data is stored. To address this issue, Leviia is committed to offsetting its carbon emissions by 200%, by donating part of its proceeds to associations such as ReforestAction, which fight for reforestation and environmental protection.
With Leviia, your data is stored in France, in three datacenters located in three different cities in France: Gravelines, Roubaix and Strasbourg. In addition to being stored in triplicate, your data is backed up every evening. Security also involves the protection of servers. At Leviia, there are several advanced technologies that ensure the security of your data. Military encryption allows your data to be encrypted as soon as it is sent to the server and your data is partitioned, i.e. you are really the only person who has access to your data on the server. An anti-DDOS system is there to prevent attacks directed against a large volume of data. Finally, ransomware protection reinforces security by acting as an antivirus. At Leviia, the security of your data is a priority!
In addition to being ultra secure, Leviia’s servers also display a particularly interesting transfer speed, up to 1 GB per second. This corresponds to the transfer of a film in HD in the space of 5.5 seconds, or even 30 photos in 4K in just 2 seconds!
Finally, a French cloud is also the guarantee of available customer service, in its own language. If you come across a problem or difficulty, Leviia customer service is there to help you in English.
A tool to take everywhere with you
Leviia is a real workspace that will accompany you on a daily basis. Indeed, Leviia integrates a complete open source OnlyOffice office suite, compatible with the Microsoft Office suite. In other words, you will find an office suite on your online space, which will allow you to create or modify text documents, spreadsheets and slideshow presentations, as you would on an office suite installed on your computer. Leviia is compatible with Windows, Mac, GNU/Linux, Android and iOS: you can therefore access your data and work from your computer, and also from your tablet or smartphone thanks to the dedicated application.
Leviia mobile users will be able to synchronize photos and documents on their device: ideal for storing their memories or their important documents. If you don’t have a scanner handy, you can scan your documents with your smartphone. The photo taken can be modified by putting a white background and contrasting the text so that it stands out, like on a real scanner. The created document will be exported in PDF. The scanner function is already integrated into the Leviia app for iOS.
Leviia, a shared workspace
If the online space Leviia allows users to view and modify their documents, it also allows them to be shared using 1-click Sharing, while maintaining control over distribution. To share a document or folder, simply click the share button (three dots connected together, to the right of the document or folder name). You can then choose your streaming options.
1-Click Sharing allows you to share a document or an entire folder with the people of your choice, controlling access permissions. Depending on what you have chosen, your recipients will be able to view and download the documents (“Read only”), or simply view them, without the possibility of downloading them (“Hide the download”). There is also the option to modify the contents of a folder by adding or deleting documents (“Allow addition and modification”), or to import a document into your folder without seeing the rest of the contents (“File Drop”).
To organize the distribution of your content, you can choose to give a name to the link to your document or folder (“Share label”), protect your link with a password (“Protect with a password”) or leave a note to your addressee (“Note to Addressee”). You can also choose when you want your link to end: “Set an expiration date” allows you to remove the link after a set time, and “Unshare” will instantly remove the link.
Thanks to the sharing of documents and folders, you can, for example, create a folder to share your vacation photos with the friends you traveled with. To do this, there is no need to share your Leviia credentials with your friends: you can send them access by email, and they will be able to see the shared folder, without accessing your other folders. Depending on the permissions you give, your friends will be able to view the contents of the folder, and even add or delete content from it. They can therefore import their photos into the folder, and, for example, delete duplicates. The changes will appear for everyone with the link to access the folder. Document sharing also allows several people to work on the same document in collaboration: if you share a link to a document with modification permission, your friends will also be able to write on the document thanks to the integrated office suite and the changes will appear on your device.
Offers for all needs
Leviia offers are varied, to adapt to the needs of all users. The Personal offers are aimed at individuals, offering 100 GB to 10 TB of storage, starting at €1.80 excluding tax per month, or €21.60 excluding tax per year depending on the payment term chosen. For users who need more than 10 TB of storage space, Expert offers can store up to 1000 TB of data.
For NAS owners, who would therefore need a large volume of storage, know that Leviia is compatible with all NAS on the market, whether it is a Synology, Western Digital or QNAP NAS.
The Perso and Expert offers are monthly or annual subscriptions, and are non-binding, allowing you to cancel at any time.
For specific needs that are not included in the offers offered by Leviia, you can contact customer service to request a tailor-made Pro offer, in white label, with the possibility of managing user accounts.
Transfer your data to Leviia
For users whose data is already on another cloud space, it is possible to easily repatriate them to Leviia, without having to download them to your computer. Leviia is indeed compatible with other drives and a simple manipulation is enough to migrate your data to your new Leviia space.
With its varied offers and its complete online space, Leviia is a real daily work tool that you can take anywhere!
Article written in collaboration with Leviia
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