LIBNOVA to lead pilot commercial solution for petabyte-scale digital preservation in the last phase of the R&D EU ARCHIVER Project. The EU ARCHIVER Project (€4.8M) reaches its final phase. The consortium led by LIBNOVA - world-leading digital preservation expert - has been selected to take its petabyte-scale solution to the Pilot Phase and will work on its go-to-market plan.
From the outset, the goal of the ARCHIVER Project has been to provide European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) research communities with reliable long-term archiving and preservation services for research data. So, this final phase will focus on the preparation for the commercialization of the solution in different marketplaces, including EOSC, in close collaboration with CERN, EMBL-EBI, DESY and PIC – some of the world's leading research institutions driving the project.
This phase will also bring together National Research and Education Networks and research organizations across Europe and elsewhere in the world, as Early Adopters to be the initial testers of the solution.
LIBNOVA, leading the consortium that includes CSIC, University of Barcelona, Giaretta Associates, AWS, Voxility and Bidaidea, provides a Research Data Management and Preservation solution for the entire research content lifecycle and capable of managing large scale datasets in the order of 100s of Petabytes with low operational costs.
"LABDRIVE, our proposed solution for the ARCHIVER Project, will enable research organizations around the world to manage and preserve their research datasets throughout their entire lifecycle (from the time of data creation to future reuse). And they will be able to do so in a sustainable way, as we are improving the efficiency of the digital preservation process using the most affordable technology with the lowest storage costs. At the end of the project, we will be able to deliver a platform that is very easy to use but can scale to the range of 100' PBs and integrates industry best practices (OAIS/ISO 14721, ISO 16363, FAIR and Trust Principles)" comments Antonio Guillermo Martínez, CEO of LIBNOVA.
LIBNOVA's ARCHIVER solution has successfully completed the Design and Prototype phases, in which the Buyer Group has validated the platform by executing more than 200 tests and has taken into consideration aspects such as performance to scale in the PB data region, R&D validation progress from functional to "Go-To-Market" readyness, expertise in supporting Data Stewards achieving certification of scientific repositories and clear commercialization and environmental strategies as a sustainable path for the resulting service after the end of the project.
Teo Redondo, R&D Head at LIBNOVA, declares: "The whole LIBNOVA team has worked really hard to bring this project forward and we are very grateful and excited to be part of the largest and most innovative European (and probably worldwide) research project in digital preservation. The best possible approach to offer the most advanced technology is by investing in research, so having reached this final Pilot phase reinforces our commitment to R&D and Innovation."
For further details about the LIBNOVA solution for Research Data Management and Preservation, please contact LIBNOVA.