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DuraSpace Launches Open-Source Cloud Service
DuraSpace, a not-for-profit organization, today announced the launch of its managed cloud service, DuraCloud–the only managed software service that lets organizations archive content across more than one cloud provider.
“DuraCloud is the breakthrough many of us have been waiting for,” said Bryan Beecher of The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). “The ability to store and update material on three different cloud providers – using just one web-based dashboard to manage it all – saves hours of work and makes the entire process much less expensive to manage.”
Archiving digital libraries and research output for academic institutions, museums, and other knowledge stewards, DuraCloud offers:
* Replication and synchronization of content across multiple cloud providers through one unified interface
* Access to a suite of applications embedded in the DuraCloud platform to do more with your data
* Data distribution and streaming to any internet-linked device
* Secure storage of digital archives and periodic content “health checks” assuring information is being preserved as it should be
* A simple-to-use yet powerful dashboard to manage all content across the cloud
* An open-source community dedicated to on-going technological development, along with support assistance to ease the transition into the cloud
“The key benefit of the cloud is the flexibility and scalability offered instantly as a service. As the amount of digital content amasses in our academic and research organizations, the cloud can play a significant role in helping to persist this information for future generations,”
Funded in part by the Library of Congress through its National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP), DuraSpace is committed to the open-source community and the technological advancement of the cloud. Current open-source projects include DSpace and Fedora.
DuraCloud is a free open-source project and fee-based subscription service, and is available to any organization wishing to archive and preserve their content using the cloud, without locking into one single cloud provider.
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. The DuraSpace team includes recognized leaders and experts in the management of digital information. The team works with an active and diverse international community committed to the durability of digital resources.
REMINDER: Free DuraCloud Web Event tomorrow
You are invited to attend the web event, "Using DuraCloud for Archiving & Preservation,"
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The DuraSpace organization is committed to serving the creators and stewards of our scholarly, scientific, and cultural heritage by providing technologies and services that help to ensure that digital content is accessible over the long term.