November 21, 2017 | Vas Vasiliadis

We are changing our policy governing retention of file transfer activity data. Starting December 4, 2017, we will remove summary data for file transfer tasks older than 3 months. While metrics indicate that users rarely access this information, we will continue to allow downloading of summary usage data (up to three months old) via the transfer API. Detailed information about file transfer tasks, such as individual events, will be stored for 30 days, after which only summary data for tasks are stored.

November 6, 2017 | Steve Tuecke

This is the third in our Storage Innovations blog series. In our last post, we talked about the benefits of turnkey on-premise storage solutions. In today’s post I’ll be addressing the benefits and risks of the alternative: a roll-your-own approach.

October 25, 2017 | Rachana Ananthakrishnan

Many of you may have seen our recent announcement that we are working towards making Globus data management solutions suitable for use with protected data and in HIPAA regulated environments.

October 19, 2017 | Steve Tuecke

This is the second in our Storage Innovations blog series, and the first post about on-premise solutions. In this article we’ve invited Matt Starr at Spectra Logic to provide insights about what to expect from turnkey solutions for on-prem storage (by “turnkey” I mean essentially plug and play devices that just work, and require very little effort to manage).

A Conversation with Spectra Logic CTO Matt Starr

[Steve Tuecke] First off, Matt, give our readers the facts they need to know about Spectra.

October 9, 2017 | Steve Tuecke

In this first in a series of posts about what’s going on in big data storage, especially as relates to research centers, universities and labs, I’ll be talking about the current state of campus research storage – the good and the bad – and point out what campuses need to be looking at as part of their data management planning.

Campus Research Storage Options

Let’s start with a summary of the options campuses have today in terms of providing storage for their researchers:

September 22, 2017 | Vas Vasiliadis

A few months ago we announced that support for the open source Globus Toolkit is ending. Since then we've become aware of confusion regarding the details and impact of this announcement, so I thought I would try to clarify things a bit.

Here are the important facts:

September 20, 2017 | Rachana Ananthakrishnan

We recently announced availability of Globus for Google Drive, adding another storage system that can be used with the Globus service. Globus for Google Drive was driven by customer demand to make Google Drive more effective as a storage tier suitable for researchers on campus. Common use cases include using Google Drive as a backup destination for research data, as intermediate storage for computation results, as a highly accessible repository to support Data Management Plans, and as a conduit for securely distributing derived data to users of a science gateway.

July 28, 2017 | Rachana Ananthakrishnan

In December 2016, we announced the deprecation of OAuth 2.0 service provided by Globus Nexus (also known as GOAuth), and since then we have worked with several user groups to transition to Globus Auth for authentication. We will be discontinuing the Nexus OAuth 2.0 service on August 7, 2017 -- use of Nexus OAuth will not be supported after that date.

May 26, 2017 | Vas Vasiliadis

We are announcing that, starting in January 2018, the Globus team at the University of Chicago will no longer support the open source Globus Toolkit, except for its use with the Globus cloud service by Globus subscribers. By the end of 2018, all endpoints connected to the Globus cloud service using the open source Globus Toolkit GridFTP server must migrate to Globus Connect. At the end of 2018, we will discontinue all maintenance (including security patches) and distribution of the open source Globus Toolkit.

February 13, 2017 | Mattias Lidman

Today we are happy to celebrate the 1-year birthday of Globus Auth, our authentication and authorization platform.

In the year since its launch, Globus Auth has supported over 52,000 users, including nearly 18,000 new users in the past year, using one of 300 identity providers (with over 1,800 more coming soon). Counting all linked identities the number rises to over 64,000 identities.