The Ontario Library Research Cloud (OLRC) is a cloud storage network, initially created for the use of OCUL members. This storage network provides an alternative to commercial cloud storage providers to allow subscribers to more closely control their storage costs and maintain control of their data. This storage service utilizes industry-standard APIs and interfaces to support existing library use cases, including institutional repositories and other preservation repositories. This guide for subscribers outlines how data is structured in the OLRC, tools you can use to interact with it, and how to administer your domain.
There are currently five recommended tools for interacting with the OLRC, and each serves a different purpose.
|Tool Name||Use Cases||Limitations||Future Use Cases|
|Swift or S3 API-compatible software||
Hardware and Software
The OLRC is built on the OpenStack software.
The OLRC storage hardware contains:
- 72 CPUs
- 384GB RAM
- 500TB of storage
The OLRC proxy nodes contain:
- 48 CPUs
- 256GB RAM