Storage and compute infrastructure provide a fundamental foundation underpinning research workflows across Australia. Institutions and research organisations are rightly exploring and assessing commercial services versus nationally subsidised services against a range of criteria, including service quality, service capabilities, and total cost of ownership. Through this project, QCIF has undertaken a comparison of representative storage and compute workflows across QRIScloud and AWS

Start date 23 July 2019
Expected completion date 21 October 2019
Investment by ARDC $48,500
Lead node
1 Report
To investigate the total cost of delivering a range of example workflows on local, shared, national, international and commercial platforms; an apples and apples comparison.
2 Poster
Showcasing the project work and outcomes.
3 Project Presentation
An Ignite style talk at the Storage and Infrastructure Summit drawing together lessons learned from the project.

Core features

Community support and involvement
A strong sense of community support and involvement in developing answers to some of the more difficult questions our sector faces.
Ignite ideas and discussions
Enabling diverse stakeholders to engage in discussions and sharing of ideas to shape a research data commons for our nation.

Who is this project for?

Infrastructure providers

What does this project enable?

Projects in this area will contribute to determining what vision, governance structure and implementation program are necessary to create an Australian research data commons.

Handy resources

Queensland Cyber Infrastructure FoundationVisit
The University of QueenslandVisit
Griffith University Visit
Murdoch University Visit