More information at http://duracloud.org
A hosted service and open technology developed by DuraSpace that makes it easy for organizations and end users to use cloud services. DuraCloud leverages existing cloud infrastructure to enable durability and access to digital content and is the only managed software service that lets organizations archive content across more than one cloud provider. DuraCloud ensures that irreplaceable documents, imagery and videos are always accessible. A number of the country’s most prestigious institutions including MIT, Columbia University, Northwestern University, and Rice University have signed up to use the managed cloud service to preserve digital resources.
DuraCloud is particularly focused on providing preservation support services and access services for academic libraries, academic research centers, and other cultural heritage organizations.
The service builds on the pure storage from expert storage providers by overlaying the access functionality and preservation support tools that are essential to ensuring long-term access and durability. DuraCloud offers cloud storage across multiple commercial and non commercial providers, and offers compute services that are key to unlocking the value of digital content stored in the cloud. DuraCloud provides services that enable digital preservation, data access, transformation, and data sharing. Customers are offered "elastic capacity" coupled with a "pay as you go" approach. DuraCloud is appropriate for individuals, single institutions, or for multiple organizations that want to use cross-institutional infrastructure.
DuraCloud has been in a pilot phase since the beginning of Fall 2009 and will be released as a service of the DuraSpace not-for-profit organization in the first quarter of 2011.
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