ARCHIVER Open Market Consultation
Kick-off meeting in Geneva 8 April 2019
Perform R&D to develop data archiving and preservation cloud based services for the research community. Research groups will retain total ownership of their data
 
 

ARCHIVER combines multiple ICT technologies, including extreme data-scaling, network connectivity, service interoperability and business models, in a hybrid cloud environment to deliver end-to-end archival and preservation services that cover the full research lifecycle. By acting as a collective of procurers, ARCHIVER creates an eco-system for specialist ICT companies active in archiving, who would like to introduce new services capable of supporting the expanding needs of research communities.

Commercial services for Digital Preservation that are currently available have not been proven to scale to the "petabyte region and beyond", not address the complex data types, often domain-specific, that are needed by many scientific disciplines. In-house services – where they exist – have often not acquired the degree of “trustworthiness” verified through certification schemes.

Using a Pre Commercial Procurement instrument, the ARCHIVER project will introduce radical improvements in the area of archiving and digital preservation services, thus closing critical gaps between what is increasingly required by funding agencies, requested by data creators and eventual (re-)users and what is currently commercially available. ARCHIVER will combine multiple ICT technologies, including extreme data-scaling, network connectivity, service inter-operability and business models, in a hybrid cloud environment to deliver end-to-end archival and preservation services that cover the full research lifecycle. By acting as a collective of procurers, the consortium will create an eco-system for specialist ICT companies active in archiving, who would like to introduce new services capable of supporting the expanding needs of research communities but are currently prevented from doing so because there is no common procurement activity for the advanced stewardship of publicly funded data in Europe. ARCHIVER’s final goal is to allow research group to retain ownership of their data whilst leveraging best practices, standards and economies of scale.
ARCHIVER - Archiving and Preservation for Research Environments - receives funding from the European Union's Horizion 2020 research and innovation programme.

The group of buyers includes Inter-governmental and national research organisations with extreme data management needs and extensive experience: CERN, DESY, EMBL-EBI and IFAE. ADDESTINO and Trust-IT Services complement the consortium bringing expertise in the requirement assessment and promotion activities.

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Project over 3 years - 3 competitive phases

Cost effective, innovative solutions, reduced fragmentation

ARCHIVER for the Buyers

What’s missing

Proven functionality for PB range scientific data archives, long-term data services including migration and portability

Required R&D

Provide missing functionality using common solutions under the OAIS reference model

Market potential

Rapidly increasing demand from research communities for greater long-term data management functionality and capacity

ARCHIVER for the Suppliers

 

Support long-term data management in a hybrid-cloud model at the PB range

 

Optimized data access and ingestion for high rates (1-10 Gbps per day)

 

Efficient content distribution as cloud access becomes more common and data volumes grow

 

Cost effectiveness taking into account various use-case access patterns and foreseen archive longevity

 

Network connectivity via the GÉANT network. Federated Identity and Access Management (IAM) for authentication and access control

 

Storage capacity in excess of 1 PB for a minimum of 3 years