- The Solutions
LIBNOVA is a European SME created in 2009 focused on developing software solutions for Digital Preservation, providing software to ensure secure long-term guaranteed access to information in a simple and efficient manner, without deep knowledge of technology, full availability and access, making use of Digital Preservation standards, such as ISO 14721 (OAIS) and ISO 16363 (Trustworthy Digital Repository). During the ARCHIVER project, Libnova has developed LABDRIVE, a digital Research Data Management and digital preservation solution, capable of managing the full research project lifecycle, including budgeting, collaboration and preservation, for research organizations that need a unified platform to understand, protect and re-use their PB-range research datasets. The LABDRIVE SaaS resulting from ARCHIVER has now become Libnova’s solution for research organizations to create a consolidated preservation repository for their scientific data, achieving abstraction of the underlying platforms and technologies, in a cost-effective manner.
The R&D activities during the ARCHIVER project included the re-engineering and migration to a new architecture to make it scalable to high volumes and throughputs. This has been achieved following an incremental R&D process with the ARCHIVER buyers validation, starting at 100k files, then 400k, 1 million, 20 million, 40 million finishing with 140 million and a total of 1,86PB of ingested content. The final tests of Libnova allowed a total volume of 15,87 PB ingested representing 618.162.714 files (including 739.416 large files, ingested during 31 days from a Libnova location to AWS in Frankfurt through the GÉANT network at a rate of approximately 500TB every 24 hours. The data ingested was based on the ARCHIVER Buyer’s datasets, replicated hundreds of times.
Libnova considers that this volume of ingestion in a preservation system represents a new milestone in the preservation industry, allowing the resulting product of ARCHIVER (a new line of product designated by LABDRIVE Research) to have a new redesigned architecture performing stable with a volume of data 2-3 orders of magnitude better than in the legacy architecture before the ARCHIVER project.
The resulting services of ARCHIVER from Libnova have addressed the four layers of the R&D challenge as follows:
The approach of Libnova consisted in forming a consortium of partners covering different aspects, converging on a final resulting service that can be made available to a broader audience.
The main benefits can be resumed as follows:
Similarly to Arkivum, detailed models and commercialization plans as well as self-assessment as TDR service providers have been developed by Libnova during the ARCHIVER project and can be used in the context of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).