Design Goals

 

Cost-Optimized

Researchers run on a pretty lean budget.  The OSN is purpose-built, so no out-of-scope costs.

 

Scalable

One size doesn't fit all.  Whether you need a half petabyte or eight, the OSN can handle it.

 

Protected

All data is stored in at least two different sites, ensuring the data is accessible.

 

Low Maintenance

All systems report to the OSN Command Center (OCC).  On-site personnel are only needed for hardware replacement.

 

User Friendly

Get data in and out of the OSN easily with a familiar tool: Globus