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Access, store, share and work with your data in one place.

Research data sharing and collaboration

CloudStor provides the research and academic community with an easy-to-use collaboration workspace and integrated tools for sharing and analysing data.

Unlike most cloud storage services, CloudStor is designed to meet the specific needs of researchers.

Why CloudStor? 

  • 1TB free storage for individual researchers at AARNet-connected institutions + 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, FileSender, AARNet Mirror and other applications.
  • OnlyOffice for collaboratively editing a wide range of document types directly in the CloudStor portal.
  • Run and write Jupyter notebooks to analyse data in CloudStor using the SWAN Service for Web-based ANalysis.
  • Storage located in Australia and directly connected to the AARNet backbone for rapid and convenient access, and avoiding any sovereignty issues.
  • Data is replicated at a minimum of two geographically distributed storage nodes for high reliability and availability. 
  • Data is backed up to tape storage, providing persistent backups and a third copy.
  • 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.

More information

Getting Started Guide




Download CloudStor Product Sheet:

CloudStor Product Sheet PDF (207 KB)

Case Studies