Australia’s national geoscience research and information organisation, Geoscience Australia, will spend some $500,000 on new data storage capacity.
Data migration and recovery company SpectrumData was chosen for the contract.
SpectrumData will supply 2500 3592 Gen II extra length media cartridges, each holding up to 700 gigabytes of data.
The 3592 cartridges will be used to back-up copies of Geoscience Australia’s data in robotic tape libraries.
These tapes will be held in off-site storage for archival and disaster recovery purposes.
According to SpectrumData, the company is a long time supplier to Geoscience Australia and has been involved in the restoration of the entire geophysical data collection, including seismic data.
SpectrumData director Guy Holmes said Geoscience Australia was looking for a company that had “a proven track record” in managing large amounts of data and could provide value for money.
“Winning this contract is a validation of all the quality work we have provided for Geoscience Australia in the past,” Holmes said.