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Notes: DuraCloud Project Briefing - CNI Spring 2010

CNI: Coalition for Networked Information

Spring 2010 Project Briefings

DuraCloud  (will be released Fall 2010 as a service )

·        Mediated cloud storage

·        Ready to use value-added services

·        Very simple

DuraCloud comes out of DuraSpace the result of a 2009 merger DSpace and Fedora.

(Three pilot partners each have ten terabytes data)

Use cases included:

·         Geographically distributed online backup

·         Bulk image conversation

·         Jpeg2000 serving/viewing

·         International replication

·         Streaming video

·         Access to corpus for processing

·         Ingest staging area

Dealing with issues with bulk ingest including chunking/stitching, parallel upload and the hard disk process, conversions, demystifying 3rd party hosted content, and asynchronous nature of cloud storage.

“Much works like a charm with exceptions.”

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