Joint solution provides research institutions with high performance data management at a disruptive price point
BOSTON, MA – December 10, 2019 – Wasabi, the hot cloud storage company, today announced its partnership with Globus to simplify data management for organizations to meet the demands of data-centric research environments. Wasabi users can utilize the Globus S3 storage connector to connect Wasabi with their existing Globus storage ecosystem. The Globus connector lets users easily manage files and share them between Wasabi and other storage endpoints.
Globus provides comprehensive data management capabilities—including high performance, secure file transfer and sharing—to support collaborative research. With this service, storage systems like Wasabi hot cloud storage become endpoints that users can access using their existing accounts on that system. Globus supports all POSIX-compliant file systems; however, the research storage landscape increasingly includes cloud object stores, tape archives, and other proprietary systems. To facilitate data management across this diverse ecosystem, Globus offers premium connectors for a range of systems including Amazon S3 and S3-compatible, validated cloud storage services like Wasabi.
Wasabi provides an affordable pricing model 1/5th the price of Amazon S3 with no fees for egress or API requests. Also, Wasabi offers a highly parallelized system architecture that delivers breakthrough performance, enabling global customers to rapidly move data in and out of the cloud. Given the disruptive pricing and superior performance, the demand for Wasabi hot cloud storage has been strong and is supported with three data centers in the U.S, recent expansion in the EU and has plans to open an additional data center in APAC in the near future.
“The research and education space is data centric and so managing this data is integral,” shares David Friend, CEO of Wasabi. “With this new capability, Globus customers can easily tap into more storage as they are just able to plug Wasabi into the established storage ecosystem that they already use.”
Rachana Ananthakrishnan, Globus Head of Products shares, “This partnership will facilitate collaboration as customers are able to securely and instantly share files on Wasabi storage without having their collaborators create new accounts. Our researchers can now leverage Wasabi’s affordable and performant storage, with Globus allowing seamless secure data movement and sharing.”
Globus is a non-profit service for secure, reliable research data management. With Globus, users can move and share data via a single interface, whether files live on a supercomputer, lab cluster, tape archive, public cloud or your laptop, users can manage this data from anywhere, using their existing identities, via just a web browser.
Wasabi is the hot cloud storage company delivering disruptive storage technology that is 1/5th the price of Amazon S3, faster than the competition with no fees for egress or API requests. Unlike first generation cloud vendors, Wasabi is solely focused on providing the world’s best cloud object storage service. Created by co-founders and cloud storage pioneers David Friend and Jeff Flowers, Wasabi is on a mission to commoditize the cloud storage industry. Wasabi is a privately held company based in Boston, MA.