The cloud is an online space that provides IT services such as storage or office suite software. Among the most famous are Dropbox, 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, as well as work on it and share it: a real business tool! Among the online storage offerings, there has been, for a few years, Leviia, a French company that offers its own safe and effective storage service.
French storage, efficient and environmentally friendly
Leviia is a 100% French online storage company, created by Arnaud and William Méauzoone, during the Covid health crisis, then 27 and 30 years old. In the face of the cloud market dominated by US giants, Leviia offers equally interesting features that even make an additional argument: an environmentally responsible approach. In fact, online storage is a source of pollution, due to the power supply to the physical servers on which the data is stored. To address this issue, Leviia is committed to offsetting carbon emissions by 200%, by donating a portion of its proceeds to associations such as ReforestAction, which fights for reforestation and environmental protection.
With Leviia, your data is stored in France, in three data centers 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 includes protecting servers. At Leviia, there are many advanced technologies that ensure the security of your data. Military encryption allows your data to be encrypted once it is sent to the server and your data to be partitioned i.e. you are really the only person who can access your data on the server. An anti-DDOS system is in place to prevent attacks directed against a large amount of data. Finally, ransomware protection enhances security by acting as an antivirus. At Leviia, the security of your data is a priority!
In addition to being super secure, Leviia’s servers also display a particularly interesting transfer speed, up to 1 Gbps. This corresponds to transferring an HD movie in 5.5 seconds, or up to 30 4K photos in just 2 seconds!
Finally, the French cloud is also a guarantee of customer service available in their own language. If you encounter a problem or difficulty, Leviia Customer Service is here to help you in English.
A tool you take with you everywhere
Leviia is a real workspace that will accompany you every day. In fact, Leviia integrates a complete open source office suite OnlyOffice, 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 edit text documents, spreadsheets, and slide shows, as you would in an office suite installed on your computer. Leviia is compatible with Windows, Mac, GNU/Linux, Android and iOS: so you can access your data and work from your computer as well as from your tablet or smartphone thanks to the dedicated app.
Leviia mobile users will be able to sync photos and documents to their devices: ideal for storing their important memories or documents. If you don’t have a scanner handy, you can scan documents using your smartphone. The captured image can be modified by setting a white background and comparing the text so that it stands out, like a real scanner. The created document will be exported as a PDF file. The scanner functionality is already integrated into the Leviia app for iOS.
Leviia, a co-working space
If Leviia’s online space allows users to consult and edit their documents, it also allows them to be shared using one-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 broadcast options.
One-click sharing allows you to share a document or an entire folder with the people you choose, and control access permissions. Depending on what you choose, recipients will be able to view and download documents (“read-only”), or simply view them, without the ability to download them (“hide download”). There is also an option to modify the contents of a folder by adding or deleting documents (“Allow Adding and Editing”), 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 (“label sharing”), password-protect your link (“password protection”) or leave a note to the addressee (“note to addressee”). “). You can also choose when you want the link to end: Set Expiration allows you to remove the link after a specified time, and Unshare will remove the link immediately.
Thanks to the sharing of documents and folders, you can, for example, create a folder to share your vacation photos with the friends you’ve traveled with. To do this, there is no need to share your Leviia credentials with your friends: you can send them access via email, and they will be able to see the shared folder, without accessing your other folders. Depending on the permissions you grant, your friends will be able to view the contents of the folder, and even add or delete content from it. So they can import their photos into the folder, deleting duplicates for example. The changes will appear to everyone who has a link to access the folder. Sharing documents also allows multiple people to work on the same document in collaboration: if you share a link to a document with edit 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
Livia’s offerings are varied to adapt to the needs of all users. Aimed at individuals, the personal offers offer storage from 100GB to 10TB, starting at €1.80 excluding taxes per month, or €21.60 excluding taxes 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 1,000 TB of data. And if you work in a team, or need storage for the whole family, Leviia offers an all-new offer for 5 users and up to 2TB of storage on the same account.
For NAS owners, who therefore need a lot of storage space, know that Leviia is compatible with all NAS on the market, whether it’s Synology, Western Digital, or QNAP NAS.
Perso and Expert offers are monthly or yearly subscriptions, which are non-binding, allowing you to cancel at any time.
For specific needs not included in the offers offered by Leviia, you can contact Customer Service to request a specially designed Pro offer, in a white label, with the ability to manage user accounts.
Transfer your data to Leviia
For users whose data is already on another cloud, it is possible to easily return it to Leviia, without having to download it to your computer. Leviia is already compatible with other drives and a simple manipulation is enough to migrate your data to the new Leviia space.
With its diverse offerings and full online space, Leviia is a true everyday work tool that you can take anywhere!
The article was written in collaboration with Leviia