Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has been selected by eResearch support agency Intersect to build a $2 million New South Wales cloud platform under the Research Data Storage Infrastructure (RDSI) scheme.
The scheme is a $50 million federal government investment designed to support researchers conducting data intensive research.
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According to HDS, the cloud platform will connect 11 universities in NSW including the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the University of Sydney.
The platform is comprised of a Hitachi network attached storage platform, content platform, unified storage and tape which will offer researchers 4 petabytes of online and object storage.
According to Intersect CEO Doctor Ian Gibson, it will be able to offer data storage at no cost for researchers that qualify under the RDSI scheme.
Databases and applications will be accessible via AARnet, the National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources ( NeCTAR) research cloud and high performance computing facilities.
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