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CloudStor’s superfast capabilities are a win for researchers

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This week at the eResearch Australasia Conference in Brisbane, we’ve been demoing the superfast capabilities of the AARNet CloudStor file transfer service.

1GB file uploads in just 13 seconds using CloudStor

In a side-by-side comparison over an AARNet 10Gbps network connection uploading a 1 gig file using CloudStor takes a speedy 13 seconds compared to 2 hours using a popular commercial file transfer service. For researchers shifting data around, CloudStor is very convenient – users log on using their Australian Access Federation credentials.

More than 8800 researchers at AARNet-connected institutions already use and rely on CloudStor to share large files with their peers across Australia and internationally. The feedback we get is overwhelmingly positive – CloudStor’s attraction is that it’s easy to use, fast and secure.

Forging ahead with the rollout of CloudStor+

In other CloudStor-related news, we are forging ahead with the rollout of our researcher-focused personal storage product, CloudStor+. The University of Sydney is slated to be the first institution brought online.

CloudStor+ provides 100GB of high performance, on-net personal storage to each researcher at AARNet-connected institutions. The service has been in beta during 2013 and is directly connected to the AARNet backbone at 10Gbps, with nodes located in Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth. It is also integrated with the Australian Access Federation, allowing users to log on with their institutional credentials.

For further information about CloudStor+ contact eresearch@aarnet.edu.au

You can also visit the AARNet stand at the eReasearch Australasia Conference in Brisbane this week and talk to our team about AARNet’s services for researchers.


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