Space digital research storage pricing is designed to be as simple and easy to calculate as possible. We charge purely for disk consumed by its performance characteristics. That’s it. No I/O thresholds, quotas, caps, network traffic charges, or other hidden fees that you are probably accustomed to when dealing with non-research-oriented providers.
Space is a collaboratively funded scarce resource, and it is in everybody’s interest to have a stable and sustained future, so commercial models generally apply.
- Pricing is simple: you pay for what you use. Discounted rates are available to members.
- Consumption is billed monthly, based on the high water mark for the period.
- Prepaid ceiling pricing is available as an optional benefit from membership in Intersect.
Your data may be eligible for Merit pricing subsidy — this can be up to 100% for some grant schemes. Merit requests are made in advance at space.intersect.org.au/merit.
If your payload is data from research, considered useful for other researchers, well described by metadata and recognised as valuable by a research organisation, it’s a great candidate for launch.
Space alternatives are available for individual researchers, teams and groups; entire organisations and institutions; and third party organisations that want to repurpose Space. These are called Consumer, Wholesale and OEM Plans, and are offered to members and non-members at multiple price points.