Storage

SkySync Added to Internet2 Net+ Portfolio

Portal Architects has added its SkySync software to the portfolio of Internet2 NET+, a community of higher education institutions founded in 1996 to solve technology challenges they all share.

Portal Architects' SkySync software gives organizations — and now, universities — cloud-based storage capabilities that allows them to sync, migrate and copy files, folders, sites and entire file structures across diverse storage systems.

Internet2 Senior Vice President Shelton Waggener said that making the SkySync software available to its member institutions will allow them to "streamline the way they move data, whether from legacy on-premise systems to the cloud or in between multiple cloud storage and collaboration services."

Internet2 operates the largest and fastest research and education network, serving more than 90,000 community institutions, 260 United States universities, 65 government agencies, 40 regional and state education networks and 85 corporations.

Internet2 representatives said a number of institutions have already taken advantage of SkySync to synchronize network home drives and other systems to their cloud storage service.

Among the institutions taking advantage was Morehouse College in Atlanta, which used it to perform a large migration from its network file share (NFS) to the cloud.

"SkySync automatically synced our NFS with our box account so that all of the information was up to date," said Morehouse College CIO Clifford Russell, in a prepared statement. "We recommended SkySync for the Internet2 NET+ portfolio as a trusted tool that all universities should consider while addressing their storage needs."

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Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.

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