Last week an international delegation of journalists visited Sydney to learn about the Intersect RDSI node, the $2M cloud data platform that supports data intensive research and collaboration. 17 journalists travelled from 8 countries to learn about this Australian initiative, seen as a best practice implementation of big data storage and access.
The Intersect RDSI node is hosted in Macquarie Telecom’s Intellicentre 2 data centre and powered by technology from Hitachi Data Systems. Its purpose is to provide free cloud storage for nationally significant data sets, enabling researchers to secure, access and collaborate on these collections using fast, robust storage. More at the MacquarieTelecom.com blog.