Heather Greer Klein, Services Coordinator for DuraSpace, presented to the NDSA Infrastructure Interest Group December 2018 meeting about determining the full cost of Amazon Web Services when planning for cloud storage. These costs include highly variable charges such as the monthly data transfer and export. While these charges are bundled into an annual invoice as part of the DuraCloud service, they must be accounted for when planning for contracting directly with Amazon Web Services.
You can view the presentation slides and notes or watch a video of the web-based presentation on the Infrastructure Interest Group YouTube channel. The video also includes a presentation by Kara Van Malssen, Partner and Senior Consultant at AVP, about AVP’s cloud storage vendor profiles.
DuraCloud is an open source, hosted service that makes it easy to control where and how your organization preserves content in the cloud. DuraCloud enables your institution to store content with expert cloud storage providers while adding lightweight features that enable digital preservation, data access, and data sharing. The service is also available from 4Science via DuraCloud Europe.