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 13, 2017 | For Immediate Release

DENVER, Colo. SUPERCOMPUTING 17 (SC17), November 13, 2017 -- Globus, the leading research data management service, today announced general availability of Globus for ActiveScale. This new premium connector for the Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) ActiveScale™ object storage system enables researchers to easily integrate ActiveScale into their storage ecosystem using Globus, the cloud-based research data management tool they already know and use.

November 6, 2017 | National Institutes of Health

Two University of Chicago research groups will help build the pilot phase of an ambitious new National Institutes of Health initiative to make U.S. biomedical research data and tools accessible to more scientists.

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 31, 2017 | UChicago News

With a $4.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute the University of Chicago’s Globus—a data service initiative run by the Computation Institute—and leading cancer researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine will build new protected cancer research networks that enable collaborations while keeping sensitive health data secure and private. 

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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 13, 2017 | For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – October 13, 2017 – With a $4.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, the University of Chicago’s Globus and leading cancer researchers at University of Chicago Medicine will build new protected cancer research networks that enable collaborations while keeping sensitive health data secure and private.

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: