FileSender, the software underpinning our CloudStor service and developed by AARNet in collaboration with several European research networks, received the International Research and Education Networking Community Award at the TERENA 2014 Conference in Dublin last week.
The award was presented to Jan Meijer of Norway’s research network UNINETT, recognising the key leadership role he played in the global collaboration that has developed FileSender.
FileSender is a federated web-based application for quickly, easily and securely sending and receiving large data files. What began as a pioneering research collaboration in 2010, involving the National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) of Australia, Norway and Ireland (AARNet, UNINETT and HEAnet), has evolved and is now deployed by around 40 organisations globally.
A new release planned for 2014 will add encryption and multi-file support features. The project is funded by AARNet, Arnes, BELNET, CSC/FUNET, HEAnet, SURFnet, and UNINETT.
“The FileSender project is a great example of how NRENs collaborate to develop solutions that leverage the high-performing capabilities of research networks for the benefit of the global research and education community,” said Guido Aben, AARNet’s Director eResearch and one of the project’s founders.
He says around 13,000 Australian researchers and academics are now using CloudStor to send large files to collaborators around the country and globally, up from 10,00 in February 2014.
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