DuraCloud Offers Reliable Digital Preservation at Affordable Prices

Wed, 2012-08-15 10:28 -- carol

Winchester, MA DuraSpace, a leader in open source software for managing and providing access to digital content, took the leap into cloud computing with the launch of the DuraCloud managed service and open source software in 2011.  DuraSpace took that leap because it is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to contributing to the preservation of the world's vital intellectual, cultural and scientific heritage. Providing an innovative, reliable and affordable cloud solution aligns with the DuraSpace mission to serve communities working towards preservation of the digital scholarly record. DuraCloud's low 2012 prices for three levels of archival storage are possible because the DuraSpace mission is not focused on making a profit—DuraCloud now offers the most cost effective cloud-based storage solution in an effort to serve the greatest number of community members. DuraCloud gets us all closer to the goal of preserving our shared digital scholarly record with prices that are competitive with commercial cloud providers and does not include additional transfer or variable costs.

DuraCloud customers can 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 content health checks, 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 is integrated with Amazon AWS, Rackspace and in the near future 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 and Enterprise Premium customers

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

• Online sharing and streaming to any internet-linked device

In a world where organizational archival storage strategies must be balanced with evolving requirements for "future" digital access DuraCloud is the only affordable, managed cloud service that can get multiple copies of your content into the cloud at different geographic locations with more than one provider, while making sure that your cloud content remains unchanged. Find out for yourself how the DuraCloud price and performance advantage can boost your institution's preservation and archiving efforts. Request a 2-month DuraCloud FREE trial today: http://www.duracloud.org/content/trial-account-request.

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