Kindura - Federating Data Clouds for Archiving

Simon Waddington, Jens Jensen, Roger Downing, Gareth Knight, Mark Hedges, Jun Zhang

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We present the architecture and design of a "cloudy" data infrastructure for archiving and backup. By reducing the cloud elasticity, we are able to build a more cost effective service for archiving. DuraSpace and Fedora provide friendly front-ends for users. We have investigated several options for the back end, focusing currently on a federated iRODS infrastructure which will permit automatic replication and metadata extraction. All services will appear as “cloudlike”, even internal ones – it is thus a hybrid approach that combines the advantages of the commercial/external (public) cloud with an institutional/consortium (private/community) cloud. This project will provide Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) components, via storage and compute services, but more importantly it will combine these, using DuraCloud and Fedora as enabling technologies, to provide an integrated Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) package of repository-centric services. While this is work in progress, we can already present results. In future work, DuraCloud will be extended to broker between the clouds.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKindura - Federating Data Clouds for Archiving
PublisherProceedings of Science
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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