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 27, 2017 |

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), Portage, and Compute Canada are pleased to announce that the Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR) service has now finished Beta and will be entering into Limited Production starting the week of  September 18th, 2017 to coincide with Portage and RDM in Canada – RDA 10th Plenary Collocated Event. We would like to sincerely thank everyone who improved the service by providing valuable feedback during Beta testing.

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.

August 2, 2017 | For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – August 30, 2017 – Globus, the leading research data management service, today announced general availability of Globus for Google Drive, a new capability that lets users seamlessly connect Google Drive with their existing storage ecosystem, enabling a single interface for data transfer, sharing and publication across all storage systems.

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.

April 11, 2017 | For Immediate Release

GlobusWorld 2017, Chicago, IL and Boulder, CO – April 11, 2017 – Spectra Logic today announced that Globus has completed client certification for its Spectra® BlackPearl® Converged Storage System. BlackPearl allows customers in university, high performance computing (HPC) and research organizations to seamlessly store data to disk, tape and cloud storage using a unified interface provided by Globus. Globus software-as-a-service (SaaS) simplifies file transfer, sharing and data publication for geographically diverse research communities worldwide.

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.