Archiving services

Archiving services shall consist of making available, on a national scale, a remote archiving and backup as an added value to the nationwide network of academic research named PIONIER. This service is one of the elements necessary to increase the reliability of functioning of each unit, and was addressed to the academic community, including universities, research and development units and hospitals dependent on universities and medical academies. The appropriate quality of services will be provided by representatives of the MAN and HPCC units in the largest academic environments. Storage nodes and service nodes, combined with geographically dispersed urban optical networks (ensuring adequate bandwidth, the so called 'last mile') and a national network (ensuring the appropriate quality of skeletal connections)will be placed in 10 urban locations. Choice of technology and the hardware configuration has been made taking into account the functional and economic parameters.

Archiving services will enable data archiving (data copy located in geographically remote location) with the possibility to have on-line access to the backup and restoration in the case of basic data loss, 24 hours , 7 days a week. The described function is an example of service outsourcing and will be available throughout the country as part of urban networks and, in the near future, of regional broadband networks.

The importance of archiving services and their demand is primarily global, with access throughout the country. This is one of the main added values of the archiving services. The implemented functionality is framed as productive and attracts a higher level of services available in the scientific community. At the moment, a number of solutions called Data Center to enhance the reliability of operation of businesses on the commercial market are taking place. On the other hand, these solutions are of limited extent, usually focusing on a single city or a single client.

At the moment a similar solution for such a large scale across the country with the simultaneous possibility of direct support by a qualified team (implemented services will be supported by the personnel maintaining direct contact with the customer and 10 Polish cities of: Gdańsk, Białystok, Warsaw, Poznań, Łódź, Kraków, Lublin, Kielce, Częstochowa, Wrocław) does not exist.

In addition, the proposed solution is fully scalable and enables an enhanced configuration of the individual points of data storage, service points, as well as the conversion of the point of service into a data storage node.

Manager of Archiving services: Norbert Meyer

Assistant Manager: Maciej Brzeźniak