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.