DuraSpace Offers DuraCloud Access To Internet2 Members

Tue, 2012-04-24 13:23 -- carol

Community-based solution to help Internet2 members preserve scholarly, scientific and cultural heritage for future generations

Arlington, VA DuraSpace and Internet2 announced today at the Spring 2012 Internet2 Member Meeting that Internet2 members now have automatic access to DuraCloud [http://duracloud.org], a trusted service for archiving and managing content in the cloud featuring one-click creation of many copies, in multiple locations with several providers.

DuraCloud is the first Internet2 NET+ community-developed service aimed at meeting the preservation needs of Internet2 members. As 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.

“The Internet2 NET+ DuraSpace partnership easily allows our diverse and creative membership to further collaborate, share and preserve their research for today’s and tomorrow’s students,” said Dave Lambert, Internet2 CEO and President. “DuraCloud is a great product to help our members perform their academic and administrative duties wherever and whenever needed.”

The Internet2 NET+ DuraSpace partnership offers current and future Internet2 members the first community service that makes the cloud more accessible and more cost effective for archiving digital library materials and research output from academic institutions, museums, and other knowledge stewards. DuraCloud offers:

• Direct, authorized access to DuraCloud

• Competitive cloud pricing

• Preservation services

• Shibboleth authentication

• Media streaming and access services

• File synchronization and automated health checks

• Enterprise version with group permissions and access controls

“We believe DuraCloud is the perfect Solution for Internet2 and InCommon members who want to use cloud technology but want to work with a trusted partner, such as DuraSpace.  Being able to provide DuraCloud services over the Internet 2 backbone makes using the cloud more cost effective and efficient for data transfer, said Michele Kimpton, CEO DuraSpace.  “We look forward to a true community partnership”.

Internet2 NET+ Services provide “above the network” services to Internet2 member organizations, including higher education, government, and industry. The new services create a platform tailored to the needs of the Internet2 community, are cost and administratively effective, and leverage Internet2ʼs 100G network and InCommon identity management services.

Internet2 members should email netplus@internet2.edu to discuss this service offering or read the Internet2 NET+ DuraCloud service details at http://www.internet2.edu/netplus.
 
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. For more information visit www.duraspace.org.

About Internet2

Internet2® is a member-owned advanced technology community founded by the nation's leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2 provides a collaborative environment for U.S. research and education organizations to
solve common technology challenges, and to develop innovative solutions in support of their educational, research, and community service missions. For more information, visit http://www.internet2.edu.

Media contacts:

DuraSpace: Carol Minton Morris 607-592-3135 cmmorris@duraspace.org
Internet2: Todd Sedmak at 202-331-5373 or Todd@Internet2.edu