T-Systems’ approach for Archiver is to provide research organisations and the European Science community with an OAIS-compliant data preservation solution, that is open, easy-to-use, extendable, cost- and energy-efficient.
The solution follows a full open-source and cloud-agnostic approach, building on pre-existing and proven components for data preservation, data and workflow management. The core components include Archivematica, Onedata and Flowable, and have been selected based on functionality, integration, cloud-adoption, maturity, size of user community and relations with EOSC. The modular approach is supported by a large set of APIs that will enable users to extend and integrate the components with other preferred services.
The service offer will include a wide range of Petabyte-scale storage options in compliance with standards like OAIS, PREMIS, METS and BagIT. The service will integrate new innovate functions for distributed data and workflow management, data processing, and provide a set of new visual tools for advanced data services including search and discovery, data representation and scientific analysis.
The core components will be provided as one integrated service offer that will be available to end-users, integrators and cloud providers for deployments on local and public cloud infrastructures. T-Systems will operate the services as part of its Open Telekom Cloud portfolio, a leading European public cloud service based on OpenStack. GWDG will extend its portfolio with the service offer for its established public and academic community. Both will support other candidates that will adapt the solution and join the community.
T-Systems' Team is complemented by partners GWDG and Onedata. In the Archiver project, T-Systems will be responsible for developing and operating the data and preservation services. GWDG and Onedata will support T-Systems in their areas of expertise with consulting and software support.
Consortium coordinator: Jurry de la Mar, Head of International Sales, Public Sector at T-Systems
With locations in over 20 countries, 37,900 employees, and an external turnover of 6.8 billion euros (2019), T-Systems (www.t-systems.com) is one of the world-leading cross-manufacturer digital service providers with a European headquarters. T-Systems is driven to support its customers to successfully digitize work and business – today and in the future. The portfolio ensures that the digital transformation reduces complexity, saves costs, and makes day-to-day work easier across all areas of customer activities.
T-Systems Team has significant experience in R&D projects as innovation plays a key role in ICT strategy. Relevant references for R&D in data dissemination, data archiving, data preservation, workflow management and cloud computing are the work experience in the Helix Nebula - The Science Cloud, INDIGO-DataCloud, MIKELANGELO and SENDATE – SecureDCI projects. The experts selected for the R&D work bring experience from these projects and are supported by further consultants with expertise in the solution core components, and in large dataset management gathered, e.g., in the PLGrid and Human Brain projects as well as in building the archive for the German National Library.
The GWDG is a joint enterprise (non-profit SME) of Göttingen University and the Max Planck Society. It serves as a computing and IT competence center, and it provides a broad selection of services for academic institutions, scientific projects, and researchers. The GWDG runs fundamental IT-services as well as scientific one including HPC clusters, cloud infrastructures, long-term archiving and data management services. Furthermore, the GWDG pursues scientific research on eScience infrastructures, including topics in parallel computing, clouds, data analytics, and data management, enabling the transition of new technologies into useful services for its customers.
Onedata is an SME that delivers an open-source distributed data management platform allowing seamless adoption of the Onedata solution by commercial customers and major cloud providers. The SME consists of the core developers and support staff, who have been working on the open-source Onedata platform for almost seven years. The team has substantial experience in building high-performance distributed file systems, designing scalable network systems, managing large storage systems, and creating intuitive user interfaces. Furthermore, Onedata pursues scientific research on topics related to distributed data processing on a large scale and high throughput data transfers over Wide Area Public Networks.