CloudStor – the next Phase…
Dr Carina Kemp, Mr Ryan Fraser1, Mr Ed Butler1
1Aarnet, Canberra, Australia
CloudStor is a Web based research data sync and share tool that AARNet has been providing to the Australian Research and Education Sector for over 10years.
Its features and uses have grown organically over the years. It started with filesender as a simple tool to share files too big to send in an email. But it has now grown to an Active Data Management tool with research specific tools like various data viewers and SWAN Jupyter Notebooks.
As it has grown it has been a victim of its own success and the architecture has had to evolve and scale with the growth of users and the way it is being used.
At the same time we have seen the growth and maturity of services like dropbox, google drive, onedrive and sharepoint.
So now we want to reset and have asked the community what is working and isn’t working with CloudStor and what should be the priority for the service in the future. We have found that a lot of the popularity has come from CloudStors accessibility to the sector and ease of use to enable data sharing with collaborators. AARNet is committed to providing National Research Infrastructure to enable our member institutions to do globally leading research. This presentation will outline the roadmap for the next phase of Cloudstors development to adapt to the evolving needs of research and provide an underpinning data infrastructure that remains accessible and easy to use.
Dr Kemp is the Director of eResearch for AARNet (the Australian Academic Research Network). At AARNet Dr Kemp and her team are responsible for making the Network work the best it can for Research in Australia. This includes working with the Australian and International research community to find and implement tools that sit above the network to make technology and data research ready.