A file sharing and cloud storage solution for the research and education sector

CloudStor File Sender + Storage

Collaborating nationally and internationally has got so much easier for AARNet customers. We've merged our two popular web services CloudStor (FileSender) and Cloudstor+ (cloud storage) into one easy-to-use solution. 

CloudStor removes the frustration of slow data transfer rates and very large files by providing a super-fast, easy-to-use and secure file transfer and storage solution hosted on the AARNet network. 

Unlike most cloud storage services, CloudStor is designed to meet the specific needs of researchers, and 100GB free storage is available to each individual researcher at AARNet-connected insitutions. 

Why CloudStor? 

  • 100GB free storage for individual researchers + group storage quotas for research projects.
  • Quick and secure file transfer with no file size restrictions.
  • Single sign on using home institution credentials (for Australian Access Federation members).
  • CloudStor web interface for access to file storage, CloudStor FileSender and the AARNet Mirror.
  • Storage located in Australia and directly connected to the AARNet backbone for rapid and convenient access, and avoiding any sovereignty issues.
  • Data is replicated a minimum of three times at geographically distributed storage nodes for high reliability and availability. 
  • Cloudstor uses EOS, the scalable back-end storage developed at CERN. 
  • Sync client is available for Windows, Mac, OSX, Linux, iOS and Android. 
  • Access Amazon and other cloud data stores remotely using WebDAV and S3.
  • Upload data sets from scientific instruments with CloudStor Rocket upload tool.
  • Works with institutional repositories and national merit-based storage.
  • A sustainable service that AARNet plans to provide indefinitely. 

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CloudStor FileSender + Storage

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