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Storage

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Some examples of commercial local storage suppliers

 

These are only selected examples. There are many more suppliers available.

 

NetAPP

http://www.netapp.com/us/products/

IBM

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storage/

EMC

http://www.emc.com/products/category/storage.htm

Hewlett Packard

http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/prodserv/storage.html

Sun

http://www.sun.com/storagetek/

 

 

Solutions for open source systems

 

Cloud storage-repository developments

 

EPrints implements cloud storage support

http://eprintsnews.blogspot.com/2009/01/eprints-gets-cloud-storage-support.html

 

DuraSpace (DSpace and Fedora Commons)

http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_name=491997E8.7070205%40cornell.edu

Currently in planning phase; 6 month planning grant from Mellon Foundation, starting November 2008

 

Fedorazon project

http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/repositories/digirep/index/Fedorazon

Fedora Commons software preconfigured for installation in the cloud. Uses Amazon's S3 service

 

Concrete storage

 

Blacknight Solutions

http://www.blacknight.com/

Example of a storage broker: used by EPrints.

 

Akubra

https://fedora-commons.org/confluence/display/AKUBRA/Background+and+Motivation

Part of the Storage Delegation Project. A concrete storage interface providing a pluggable Blob (files or bitstreams) interface. Akubra is focused on wrapping concrete storage subsystems to be used directly as a plug-in or to fit as component of a larger storage delegation layer as a service.

 

 

Common repository storage developments

 

Fedora Commons Storage Delegation Project

https://fedora-commons.org/confluence/display/DEV/Storage+Delegation+Project

Collaboration between DSpace and Fedora Commons (and others?)

Seeking to define how storage subsystems can be integrated.

 

 

Commercial systems

 

SNIA (Storage Networking Industry Association)

http://www.snia.org/home

Advances technologies and standards in the industry. Has developed the XAM Initiative, which aims to drive adoption of the eXtensible Access Method (XAM) specification for a reference data interface standard: http://www.snia.org/forums/xam/

 

 

Examples of cloud storage suppliers

 

Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)

http://aws.amazon.com/s3/

15 cents per gigabyte per month.

 

EMC's Hulk/Maui

Almost-launched status for 18 months now.

 

Google GDrive

Still only rumoured and not confirmed by Google. Latest rumour: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/technology/google/4337830/Googles-GDrive-will-make-the-PC-redundant.html

 

IBM's Blue Cloud

http://www.ibm.com/ibm/cloud/

 

Azure Cloud (Microsoft)

http://www.microsoft.com/azure/default.mspx

The Azure Services Platform provides 'a wide range of internet services that can be consumed from both on-premises environments or [sic] the internet.

 

Mosso (Rackspace): CloudFS

http://www.mosso.com/cloudfs/

Uses Rackspace's Dallas data center and another site in the UK.

 

Nirvanix

http://www.nirvanix.com/CloudNAS.aspx

Custom-developed software and file-system technologies running on Intel-based servers at 6 locations on the US East and West coasts and also in Europe and Asia. Around 20 servers in total. Customer data replicated in 2 or 3 locations. 18 cents per gigabyte per month plus 10-18 cents per gigabyte for data transfers. Maximum file size 256 GB.

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