DuraCloud One Year Later, One Year Better

Winchester, MA  On November 1, 2011 DuraSpace launched DuraCloud, a fee-based subscription service available to any organization wishing to archive and preserve their content using the cloud without locking into a single cloud provider. Since then DuraCloud has helped organizations archive content across more than one cloud provider so that irreplaceable documents, imagery, and videos remain accessible over time.

Over the last year, the DuraCloud software had six major releases and added fourteen new features. DuraCloud is used by many organizations, including ICPSR, MIT, and the State of North Carolina's Department of Cultural Resources. ICPSR has been using DuraCloud to preserve two copies of its preservation in the cloud. MIT has backed up their local DSpace repository content to DuraCloud. The State of North Carolina is not only preserving valuable government documents from both the State Library and State Archives, but are also using DuraCloud to provide access to a portion of their digitized content through the News & Observer web site (http://statelibrarync.org/noi).

The new features released over the last year include:

  • Launch of the Preservation Basic service, lowering annual subscription fees to $1500 per year
  • Integration with San Diego Super Computer Center cloud storage
  • Enhanced management reporting, including total files and file types stored
  • Automation of health checking services that insures your content has not changed from ingest while stored in DuraCloud
  • Audit logging
  • Ability to provide public access to your content via a URL
  • Utilitites that enable you to synchronize your content with your local copy
  • Automated synchronization between cloud providers of your choosing

This makes preserving your content affordable. For more information, including the full list of features for each plan, please visit http://duracloud.org/pricing.

Find out if the DuraCloud service can help meet your institutional preservation and long-term access goals. With a free two-month trial period –http://duracloud.org/trial-account-request – you can't afford not to take advantage of DuraCloud.

About DuraCloud

Key DuraCloud benefits of the service include flexible and instantly scalable storage, plus an additional layer of archiving and preservation services tailored to meet the needs of the DuraCloud community of users. Because DuraCloud is operated by a trusted partner organization, DuraSpace, it continues to play a significant role in helping academic, research, and government organizations take advantage of the benefits of using the cloud to preserve ever-increasing amounts of digital content for future generations.

About DuraSpace

DuraSpace is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. DuraSpace software and services are used worldwide as solutions for open access, institutional repositories, digital libraries, digital archives, data curation, virtual research environments, and more. The organization's open-source technology portfolio includes the DSpace open access repository application and the Fedora open repository platform. DuraSpace is the home of DuraCloud, a cloud-based software service that leverages existing cloud infrastructure to enable durability and access to digital content. The DuraSpace team includes recognized leaders and experts in the management of digital information. The team works with an active and diverse international community committed to the durability of digital resources. More information: http://DuraSpace.org.

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