Cloud workshop

This was a great session. The major theme was that the cloud is easy, it works and even when Amazon went down, it was not horrific.

Through the course of developing and working with cloud-based solutions for the purpose of digital object preservation, we have learned some very practical lessons. There are many advantages to be gained from leveraging cloud services, but along with the benefits come additional considerations. Cloud storage comes with a different set of inherent characteristics than traditional file systems, and with these come a differing set of strengths and weaknesses. The focus of this Working Session is to delve into first hand experiences of cloud-adoption, the decisions that led there, migration strategies and considerations, and a variety of technical implications of cloud usage in a preservation context.

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Julian Fowler

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