March 13, 2012 | Borja Sotomayor

Update: The Resource Provider's Guide to Globus Online is in the process of being updated to reflect the many new features introduced in the Globus service over the past year. We will let you know when the new version is ready for prime time.

I am really happy to announce the release of an online guide to Globus Online that Lisa Childers and I have been working on for the last couple of months: The Resource Provider's Guide to Globus Online.

If you are involved in providing compute and storage resources to your local campus users, a departmental lab, or other research community (i.e., a "resource provider"), and want to enable your users to transfer data to and from your site using the Globus Online Transfer service, this guide is for you! It explains Globus Online from scratch, and will guide you through the setup of a Globus Online Transfer endpoint through the use of several examples. For more advanced administrators, the guide also covers how to set up your own GridFTP and MyProxy servers, including an introduction to the security concepts that are essential to such a setup. If you are a researcher (but not responsible for setting up a Globus Online Transfer endpoint) and are interested in learning how to use Globus Online, or how your organization could benefit from using Globus Online, you may still find this guide useful. The introductory chapters will guide you through the motivation behind Globus Online, and its potential benefits to your organization. You will even find some hands-on examples to give you a better feel for Globus Online.