Historic collections could be lost to ‘digital’ dinosaurs

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 2:42 pm

By Michael Brünig, CSIRO Australian’s museums, galleries and other cultural institutions must adopt more of a digital strategy with their collections if they are to remain relevant with audiences. Only about a quarter of the collections held by the sector have been digitised so far and a study out today says more needs to be…   Read More »


AARNet boosts capacity for scientific research in Australia and New Zealand

Posted on September 3, 2014 at 11:01 am

AARNet announces the completion of the 40 gigabits per second (Gbps) southern path of the SXTransPORT submarine optical fibre ring connecting Australia to North America. This completes the project to massively upgrade capacity and provide diversity for big data transport across the Pacific Ocean, supporting global collaborations and data-intensive research across a range of disciplines,…   Read More »


CloudStor and CloudStor+ continue to grow

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 9:32 pm

AARNet’s home-grown cloud data storage and transfer systems continue to grow in use, clearly meeting the real needs of researchers. Currently, CloudStor (our file transfer system) has over 11,000 unique users, and has transferred over 175,000 files since its launch, mostly within Australia but also to 94 other countries. CloudStor+, our ad hoc cloud storage…   Read More »


Pacific Island campuses connect to high-speed global research & education network

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 1:13 pm

We work closely with Research and Education communities in the South Pacific to expand connectivity to the global research and education network infrastructure, removing barriers of geographical distance and enabling new education opportunities. This year we assisted the The University of the South Pacific (USP) with connecting the Marshall Islands and Tonga campuses to the…   Read More »


Intersect launches Space digital storage system for researchers

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 4:43 pm

Designed and constructed by researchers for researchers, Space.intersect.org is a large-scale, high-performance, collaborative and cost-effective digital storage system for research data. AARNet  provides the high-capacity network infrastructure that enables researchers using Space to store, retrieve and share large volumes of data quickly and securely. AARNet interconnects Space across Australian university campuses, medical research facilities and critical eResearch infrastructure…   Read More »