RDM Storage Scale-out

Expand your storage space easily and flexibly

Do you need extra storage capacity for research data? With the Storage scale-out module for iRODS, you make simple and flexible use of the Data Archive at SURF. For example, for storing large datasets or data that are not actively used.
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Expand your storage as needed

With this service, you expand your institution's storage space as needed. The Data Archive can store petabytes of research data.


You easily link your own iRODS environment to the Data Archive.


The Data Archive stores data on tapes. This is energy-efficient, especially for long-term storage. You can configure the Storage scale-out module to meet specific long-term data storage guidelines that your institution uses.


Low costs - no 'hidden' charges for uploading and downloading.

Safe and findable

In the Data Archive, data are securely stored in a GDPR-compliant manner. Researchers can find their data easily thanks to metadata and persistent identifiers.


Support from our helpdesk.

Do you have a question about RDM Storage Scale-out? Get in touch.

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Related services

  1. Do you want to store your data safely and long-term? The Data Archive is the perfect place for that, even if it involves petabytes. From the archive, you also have quick access to our computing services.

  2. Would you like to use iRODS to manage research data from your institution or research group? But you don't want to spend time or deploy hardware managing the iRODS software? iRODS Hosting makes it simple for you to benefit from the high-quality data management facilities offered by iRODS.
  3. With Yoda, you can securely store, add metadata to, analyse, publish and archive data. You can also collaborate easily, even outside your institution. By having Yoda hosted at SURF, you do not need to know as much about the technology behind it, and you can use our data storage solutions.