New DuraCloud Digital Archiving and Preservation Services

Tue, 2012-05-01 10:09 -- carol

Features and pricing for simple and cost effective preservation and archiving in the cloud

Ithaca, NY Today the DuraSpace organization announced new DuraCloud (http://DuraCloud.org) subscription plans that offer three levels of cost effective digital preservation and archiving services in the cloud. Prices for the new subscription plans are competitive with commercial cloud providers and do not require additional transfer or variable costs.

DuraCloud customers of the managed service can now choose between three plans that offer various solutions for preservation and enterprise use cases. The DuraCloud Preservation Basic subscription is great for institutions that would like to have two redundant copies of their original content stored at one cloud data center. For added protection, the DuraCloud Preservation Plus plan is perfect for institutions that wish to have four redundant copies of their original content stored at two cloud data centers. The DuraCloud Enterprise subscription plan provides a full suite of configurable DuraCloud features and is ideal for institutions that need multiple DuraCloud sub-accounts for departments, research groups, cross institutional projects, or individuals. To ensure preservation of irreplaceable content DuraCloud now offers automated weekly content health check, reporting, file repair  and more.  For more information, including the full list of features for each plan, please visit http://duracloud.org/pricing.

DuraCloud features at-a-glance
For archiving digital library materials and research output from academic institutions, museums, government organizations and professional organizations DuraCloud is the only managed software service that archives content across more than one cloud provider so that documents, imagery and videos are always accessible. DuraCloud runs on Amazon AWS, RackSpace and in the near future on the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) Cloud–the largest academic-based cloud storage system in the U.S. DuraCloud provides customers with:

Copies of your content stored with multiple providers

Automated health checking of content, so your files are never corrupted or lost

Automated repair of damaged files for Preservation Plus customers

A full suite of reports that let you more effectively manage your content

Online sharing and streaming to any internet-linked device

For more information register for a free web seminar showcasing new DuraCloud features and prices
Join Carissa Smith, DuraCloud Partner Specialist, on Wednesday, May 9 at 2pm ET for an online demonstration of DuraCloud's new automatic health check services, integrated dashboard reporting features, as well as streaming and sharing capabilities. There will be time at the end of the session to ask questions.

About DuraSpace
DuraSpace (http://DuraSpace.org) 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 who work with an active and diverse international community committed to the durability of digital resources.

Contact Carol Minton Morris <cmmorris@duraspace.org> for more information.