In September 2009 the DuraSpace organization launched its pilot program for DuraCloud. DuraCloud is an open platform that makes it easy for users to utilize cloud infrastructure for data storage, data replication, and preservation and access services. DuraSpace engaged with three partners to test and exercise the DuraCloud technology using data from their production repositories. The pilot partners are New York Public Library, WGBH media archives, and Biodiversity Heritage Library.
This presentation will give a briefing on each pilot partner and results thus far for being able to transfer large data sets into the cloud while running a variety of services in the cloud infrastructure. Issues and technical hurdles identified using cloud infrastructure will be discussed. A technical description and demonstration of the current DuraCloud platform will be given. The roadmap and project plan for the platform will be reviewed.