January 11, 2018 | Steve Tuecke

This is the 4th article in our Storage Innovation blog series. We’ve been discussing on-premise storage in the past two posts, and in the last post I talked about the pros and cons of “rolling your own” storage. In this post, we’ll have a discussion with Linda Zhou, Director of HPC and Life Sciences Solutions at HGST, about turnkey private cloud storage systems and the benefits of approaching storage this way.

A Conversation with HGST HPC Director Linda Zhou

[Steve Tuecke] To begin with, Linda, give us a quick summary of what we need to know about HGST.

November 28, 2017 | Rachana Ananthakrishnan

As we recently announced, we are working towards making Globus suitable for use with protected data and in HIPAA regulated environments. In preparation for this—and to support new features in Globus Connect Server version 5—the Globus service will undergo an upgrade on Saturday, December 9th, and will be unavailable from 10:00AM to 2:00PM CST.

November 27, 2017 | Greg Nawrocki

If you are responsible for managing one or more of your organization’s Globus endpoints, you may need to take action on or before December 9, 2017 to ensure that your Globus endpoints continue to work. At your earliest convenience, please read https://www.globus.org/blog/important-update-your-globus-connect-server-configuration and ensure you make the necessary updates to your firewall configuration, if applicable.

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.