Fwd: EPrints working with Sun's Cloud Storage Service

From: Stevan Harnad <amsciforum_at_GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2009 06:01:38 -0400

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      From: Leslie Carr <lac -- ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: June 2, 2009 4:55:14 AM EDT (CA)

[Cross-posted to the EPrints Tech mailing list and the EPrints
News blog at http://eprintsnews.blogspot.com/ .]

As part of Sun Microsystem's Preservation Archiving Special
Interest Group (PASIG), the EPrints team have been
collaborating with Sun to enable EPrints to be used with
archival storage products, such as the Honeycomb (STK-5800).

This collaboration has informed the development of the new
EPrints 3.2 Storage Controller that enables the repository to
distribute its objects between many storage platforms according
to the rules laid down in an XML policy language. Hybrid
storage provides the maximum flexibility for storage decisions
based on object properties and related metadata, allowing
multiple copies to be managed across local, archival and cloud
storage services.

We are pleased to announce that we have been working
collaboratively with Sun's Cloud Computing Unit to allow the
EPrints Storage Controller to link to the forthcoming Sun Cloud
Storage Service (due for release later this year). A
demonstration is available at this week's Community One
conference in San Francisco
EPrints is one of a few software products to have gained an
entry in the early adopters catalog (available at the

With an Amazon S3 plugin already available for the EPrints
Storage controller, Sun's Cloud Storage Service is a logical
next step in terms of cloud providers. EPrints is also
committed to supporting the DuraSpace proposed DuraCloud
service, and hopes to release a connector for the Microsoft
Azure platform.
Les Carr
Received on Tue Jun 02 2009 - 11:02:15 BST

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