EUDAT sites are currently offering about 9PB aggregated offline (tape) storage and about 1PB of integrated online (disk) storage.
EUDAT is an EU FP7 project that is aiming towards an EU-wide collaborative data infrastructure and it has VPH representatives as partners.
In recent years, significant investments have been made by the European Commission and European member states to create a pan-European e-infrastructure supporting multiple research communities. As a result, a European e-infrastructure ecosystem is currently taking shape, with communication networks, distributed grids and HPC facilities providing European researchers from all fields with state-of-the-art instruments and services that support the deployment of new research facilities on a pan-European level. However, the accelerated proliferation of data – newly available from powerful new scientific instruments, simulations and digitization of library resources –, has created a new impetus for increasing efforts and investments in order to tackle the specific challenges of data management, and to ensure a coherent approach to research data access and preservation.
As a first step to achieve its goal, EUDAT sites have recently made available storage capacity that may prove to be a convenient method for you to store replications of your data. In particular EUDAT sites are currently offering about 9PB aggregated offline (tape) storage and about 1PB of integrated online (disk) storage. EUDAT providers are distributed across Europe, and the capacities are expected to grow in the future.
If this information is of interest to you, please contact:
Computational Life and Medical Sciences Network
University College London
for more details about specific providers and the capacity they have available.