Published: Nov. 8, 2019

This month, the Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship (CRDDS) will host John Kozubik, systems designer and network engineer of rsync.net. rsync.net, Inc. is a multi-site cloud storage platform built on the ZFS filesystem. The global storage deployment service has a location in Denver, CO. 

Kozubik has been invited to give a presentation on Nov. 20, in Norlin Library, to discuss the infrastructure and deployment of this cloud storage platform. This will be a technical presentation of particular interest to cyberinfrastructure administrators, but anyone with an interest in UNIX/Linux or data storage is encouraged to attend. Attendance is open to the public. 

Keyboard“It is a great opportunity for those on campus to learn from someone with a long track record providing secure cloud storage for primary storage or offsite backups." CRDDS Executive Director Thea Lindquist said. 

This presentation includes an overview of the rsync.net services; the architecture of the deployed storage; an overview of rsync.net's reliability, security, and data management process; and an opportunity for Q&A.

"Attendees will learn from real-world experiences deploying ZFS for commodity data storage in large-scale production, and will have an opportunity to ask questions of leaders in the field," Jonathon Anderson, the Associate Director for Research Computing at the University of Colorado Boulder said.

CRDDS is a partnership between Research Computing and the University Libraries to offer a full range of data services for both university and community members.