Who Can Use it

EduStorage is available to all network members of HEAnet (clients), and is a general-purpose block-based storage solution. The service is presented as a replacement, or addition to, conventional SAN based storage and may be used by clients to provide end users with storage space.

Some typical uses might be:

  • IT departments for Virtual Machine disk resources
  • Researchers looking to process data sets
  • LAN administrators looking for backup disk space
  • Expert users looking to replace local SAN equipment
  • Off-site backups

In summary, any user looking for disk resources where ultra low latency block transfers are not critical will be able to make good use of this service.