Feeds

Decision delayed for 100-petabyte Oz research storage cloud

RDSI host universities and vendors must wait for crucial meeting

Remote control for virtualized desktops

Australia's Research Data Storage Infrastructure Project (RDSI) has delayed the announcement of its preferred vendors by a month.

There's nothing sinister about the delay, which RDSI Director Dr Nick Tate said is attributable to the fact that the new date – April 27th – means a meeting of the Council of Australian University Directors of Information Technology (CAUDIT) can consider response to the RFP issued in January 2012.

“We cannot report back before that in any case,” he said. “This gives us more time to review.”

Vendors will therefore have a month and a day more in which to fret, as the announcement was first scheduled for March 26th.

RDSI is an effort to create a collection of shared storage resources that will house research data. Users will be able to tap into data from any of the universities that establish RDSI nodes, which will link over AARNET to allow rapid access to, and transfer of, data. The combined data collection is expected to eventually exceed 100 petabytes.

RDIS currently considering bids from universities who wish to host nodes and proposals from storage vendors about products they feel can deliver the project's goals.

Dr Tate told The Register said he is “looking at a wide range of solutions” and “does not anticipate one overarching technology choice.” Each mode will instead be left to choose from technologies and vendors approved by RDSI and capable of operating under the project's data sharing regime.

An initial list of succesful nodes and a definitive list of succesful vendors will be released in late April. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
NSA SOURCE CODE LEAK: Information slurp tools to appear online
Now you can run your own intelligence agency
Azure TITSUP caused by INFINITE LOOP
Fat fingered geo-block kept Aussies in the dark
Yahoo! blames! MONSTER! email! OUTAGE! on! CUT! CABLE! bungle!
Weekend woe for BT as telco struggles to restore service
Cloud unicorns are extinct so DiData cloud mess was YOUR fault
Applications need to be built to handle TITSUP incidents
Stop the IoT revolution! We need to figure out packet sizes first
Researchers test 802.15.4 and find we know nuh-think! about large scale sensor network ops
Turnbull should spare us all airline-magazine-grade cloud hype
Box-hugger is not a dirty word, Minister. Box-huggers make the cloud WORK
SanDisk vows: We'll have a 16TB SSD WHOPPER by 2016
Flash WORM has a serious use for archived photos and videos
Astro-boffins start opening universe simulation data
Got a supercomputer? Want to simulate a universe? Here you go
Microsoft adds video offering to Office 365. Oh NOES, you'll need Adobe Flash
Lovely presentations... but not on your Flash-hating mobe
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing and building an open ITOA architecture
Learn about a new IT data taxonomy defined by the four data sources of IT visibility: wire, machine, agent, and synthetic data sets.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
10 threats to successful enterprise endpoint backup
10 threats to a successful backup including issues with BYOD, slow backups and ineffective security.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
10 ways wire data helps conquer IT complexity
IT teams can automatically detect problems across the IT environment, spot data theft, select unique pieces of transaction payloads to send to a data source, and more.