For users from non-AAF enabled organisations (e.g. overseas institutions, government, or industry organisations), QRIScloud can establish AAF identities within its Virtual Home. Once created, users are able to access AAF authenticated services, including QRIScloud.
QRISdata Ark Collections have two copies of data maintained across two geographically distributed locations. Once new primary data is added to a QRISdata Ark Collection, the data is replicated to the alternate location, within a target of 24 hours.
QRISdata Warp Collections utilises the same backing storage as QRISdata Ark Collections, however, includes an additional copy of the current versions of data files on disk storage, with a subset of a Collection’s most active files also residing on a high-speed, parallel filesystem.
Modifications to an existing data file results in a new version for that file. Previous versions are retained for a period of at least six (6) months. Recovery and restoration of previous versions of data can be requested through the QRIScloud Help Desk.
Neither Warp or Ark provide data encryption at rest. Encryption in transit is provided through Secure Shell (SSH).
QRIScloud’s data storage services include two Collection presentation mechanisms, namely:
- Standard Access
- qriscloud.org.au – this is an SSH end-point to enable Collection access using SSH, SCP, SFTP, or rsync using desktop clients such as CyberDuck, FileZilla, WinSCP, and ExpanDrive.
- qld.edu.au – this enables read-only access to a Collection with a permanent URL.
- NFS mounting of Collections to QRIScloud and UQ operated HPC clusters for data analysis
- NFS mounting of Collections to the Nectar Research Cloud.