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Research Data Movement

Technical solutions for managing big data flows

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Our team is here to help you solve your big data movement challenges

How to package up huge volumes of data so that they can be transferred between instruments, high performance compute and storage facilities across AARNet, the high-speed research data highway that connects them, is not always a simple task. We've got the technologies and expertise to help you manage this.

Solutions for moving huge volumes of data

Private circuits

Private optical fibre and Ethernet circuits of up to 100Gbps are available to meet the needs of researchers transferring large data volumes consistently between two locations, such as a scientific instrument and compute facility, in Australia.

Science DMZ

Science DMZ architecture is another way of maximising data throughput by separating the data-intensive research traffic from day-to-day operational traffic. Our Science DMZ Managed Service provides AARNet customers with an end-to-end solution. Our engineers manage the design, procurement, deployment and ongoing operation of this service for you.

CloudStor tools

Other data transfer tools AARNet offers to support large research data transfers are currently provided via the CloudStor platform. These are Rocket, FileSender and CloudStor Sync – these tools solve some data transfer problems for researchers, but not all.


A Globus data management service subscription through AARNet provides a robust and security-conscious solution for transferring large-scale research data between instruments, labs, storage and computing facilities.

AARNet expertise

We know there's no one-size fits all solution. Our engineers can work with you to determine which technical solution is right for solving your data movement challenges and meeting the unique needs of your researchers.

Are you having data transfer problems?

Contact us to find out how we can help you.