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 service for researchers (who can use up to 100GB free of charge) already has over 1,800 users, with a total of 7TB of storage currently in use. CloudStor+ was recently described by an independent member of the research support community as “like Dropbox but better”.
AARNet believes that a range of cloud storage solutions is required to meet the various needs of researchers, and feels that services like CloudStor+ fill a niche between institutional storage and RDSI national storage solutions.
Reinforcing our belief in a diversity of solutions, we partnered with Box to provide a highly versatile storage solution to Australian researchers, and all AARNet customers, whose needs may be better suited to that product.
View our portfolio of services to find out more.
Aug 16, 2017
The Commons Conservancy is a not-for-profit foundation established in The Netherlands for co-developing large scale software and systems for the global research and education community – and beyond. Many large-scale software systems are built collectively these days because the cost of innovation has become too high for any one company...
Jul 20, 2017
Are you a CloudStor user or curious to know more how CloudStor can help improve workflow for your research collaboration. Watch the short CloudStor Roadmap video from Networkshop 2017 and find out what's new and in the works for CloudStor: Improved support and monitoring Image thumbnails Group drives User validations ...
May 18, 2017
AARNet has deployed CloudStor Collections (version 1.1) for all users of the AARNet CloudStor service. CloudStor Collections is a new cloud-based data packaging tool for researchers, research data managers, data curators and archivists, developed through a partnership between AARNet, Intersect and Western Sydney University. CloudStor is AARNet’s cloud-storage platform for storing...