Cloudian Joins the iRODS Consortium

HyperStore Enterprise Object Storage Validated with iRODS Platform

Cloudian has joined the iRODS Consortium, the foundation that leads development and support of the integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS). Testing for HyperStore enterprise object storage with iRODS is complete, and users may now deploy the combined solution where local workflows require cost-effective, exabyte-scalable storage and ease of integration.

iRODS is free open source software for data discovery, workflow automation, secure collaboration, and data virtualization used by research and business organizations around the globe. Easily deployed in an existing infrastructure, iRODS creates a unified namespace and a metadata catalog of all the data and users within the storage environment. With the iRODS rule engine framework, users can completely automate an organization’s data management policy.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Cloudian, a leader in enterprise object storage,” said Jason Coposky, executive director, iRODS Consortium. “Their unique perspective on customer requirements in a super-capacity storage environment will add an important dimension as we build out the next generation of policy-based data management software.”

Cloudian HyperStore solves the capacity storage challenge for global businesses in data- intensive verticals such as media, healthcare, and manufacturing. Cloudian’s global storage fabric, geo-distribution capability, and seamless cloud integration provide simple, efficient data management across the storage landscape. Unlike traditional storage solutions whose architectures were derived from stand-alone systems that operate within a single data center, Cloudian’s architecture was built on cloud technologies that were designed for distributed environments and limitless scale.

Cloudian joins Bayer, Dell EMC, Data Direct Networks, IBM, Intel, MSC, the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NetApp, Quantum, RENCI, SURF, the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing, Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), University College London, University of Groningen, Utrecht University, the Wellcome Sanger Institute, and Western Digital as iRODS Consortium members.

“Increasing data management efficiency is central to our customers’ objectives as they strive to manage more complex storage environments without increasing management workload,” said Sanjay Jagad, senior director of products and solutions at Cloudian. “By validating Cloudian HyperStore in the iRODS environment, we provide our users with another opportunity to deliver greater value from their storage environment at less cost.”

Texas Advanced Computing Center Joins the iRODS Consortium

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), a supercomputing center that provides scientists with some of the world’s most powerful computing resources to enable discoveries, is the latest organization to join the iRODS Consortium.

TACC, based at The University of Texas at Austin, designs, deploys, and operates a wide range of high performance computing systems used by thousands of scientists each year to study problems in biology, medicine, environmental sciences, nanomaterials, astrophysics, and much more.  

Deployed in 2009, Corral at TACC is a storage and data management resource designed and optimized to support large-scale collections and a collaborative research environment.

“TACC has run iRODS on our petabyte-scale storage platforms for many years,” said Chris Jordan, TACC’s data management and collections manager. “We provide iRODS services to support collection and sharing of research data across domains, from earth sciences to next-generation sequencing, in applications from preservation of cultural heritage to dissemination of laboratory data. We are excited to engage with the iRODS Consortium and to continue building the next generation of policy-based data management capabilities in partnership with the other member organizations.”

iRODS is free open source software for data discovery, workflow automation, secure collaboration, and data virtualization used by research and business organizations around the globe. The software is an important component of the services TACC provides through its Corral data management system and the Wrangler system, a computing environment for data-intensive applications provided though the National Science Foundation’s XSEDE initiative.

“We are excited to further our relationship with such a prominent institute within the HPC space,” said Jason Coposky, executive director of the iRODS Consortium. “Working with TACC will help us to harden our efforts toward parallel file system integration, storage tiering, and data movement over long distances on Internet2.”

TACC joins Bayer, DellEMC, Data Direct Networks, IBM, Intel, MSC, the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NetApp, Quantum, RENCI, SURF, the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing, University College London, University of Groningen, Utrecht University, the Wellcome Sanger Institute, and Western Digital as iRODS Consortium members. 

The iRODS Consortium guides development and support of iRODS, along with providing production-ready iRODS distribution and iRODS professional integration services, training, and support. The consortium is administered by founding member RENCI, a research institute for applications of cyberinfrastructure located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

To learn more about iRODS, visit https://irods.org.
To learn more about TACC, visit https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/.

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What to expect at the 2018 iRODS User Group Meeting

Interested in iRODS? Register for the meeting at  irods.org/ugm2018

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Registration now open for June iRODS User Group Meeting

Registration discounts through April 1; visit irods.org

DURHAM, NC – Users of the integrated Rule Oriented Data System (iRODS) will come to Durham, NC from points around the globe to attend the 2018 iRODS User Group Meeting (UGM) June 5 – 7.

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