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James Vincent <[log in to unmask]>
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Large Data Users Group <[log in to unmask]>
Sun, 22 May 2011 14:33:47 -0400
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That thought had crossed our minds many times. We thought it was
always very odd that during our talks with ETS (involving large
storage requests) no other people or groups were ever mentioned as
having the same problem.

I think what we need at UVM is Research Technology Services, a group
that can provide what ETS provides but for research groups.


On Sun, May 22, 2011 at 11:17 AM, Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Maybe us LDUGs should band together for storage?
> --
> Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne
> Sent from my tablet
> James Vincent <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>We had considered ETS but decided to build our own. While ETS has the
>>technical experience and infrastructure capacity it seemed to me they
>>were not in the business of providing large storage. They have jobs -
>>they are all very busy. It is sometimes difficult to get anything out
>>of ETS.
>>So, we decided to build our own. We have 50TB in place now and
>>capacity for about ~200TB (raw).
>>We will still work with ETS to place it out at Tech Park. We will also
>>depend on ETS for tape backup. This also seems difficult.
>>On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 9:07 PM, Jarlath ONeil-Dunne
>><[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> Hi everyone,
>>> After decades of maintaining our own servers and managing our own storage we
>>> are moving to an ETS managed configuration in June.  We feel that this will
>>> allow us to focus on what we do best (spatial analysis) and let ETS do what
>>> it does best (manage data and backup systems).  Anyone else considering a
>>> similar move?
>>> Jarlath