Archiving and preservation for research environments

Consortium 2


This consortium brought together the skills of 4 companies: GMV Soluciones Globales Internet, Piql AS, Amazon Web Services and Safespring to develop a solution that will provide features for multi-cloud deployment (over private, public, hybrid, community and special purpose Clouds)  where the final user will be able to choose which cloud provider wants to use for his storage. The preservation layer will enhance Piql software on top of Archivematica. The solution will operate with volumes of hundreds of TBs providing preservation user services. Access and permission management against repositories and various collections will be also supported by the Federated Identity and Access Management schemes. Finally, the advanced services capabilities are given by reproduction of experiments and use of artificial intelligence based on machine-learning techniques for indexing and document classification.

Consortium Coordinator: Nuria Gomez Rojo, international business partner at GMV


About GMV


In nearly 30 years GMV Soluciones Globales Internet has evolved from a tiny three-person engineering firm working almost exclusively in the space sector into a strong business group established in Europe, the USA and Asia, trading in several hi-tech sectors with a swelling order book in all five continents. The GMV-SES industrial directorate general was created to contribute to GMV’s overall mission by providing secure ITC solutions for the corporate information systems as well as specialized business solutions for telecommunications and media, bank and insurance, public administration and healthcare in a global market and in cooperation with the remaining general
Our expertise in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) allows us to come up with tailored solutions that perfectly fit the needs of our clients in large corporations. GMV provides a variety of IT solutions for areas of maximum specialization and innovation while maintaining total commitment to product quality. The experience of GMV's team of professionals and their passion for technology and quality ensures the best telecommunications and e-business/m-business services on the market.
As global suppliers and integrators, GMV provides customized solutions including hardware and software platforms, professional services and 7x24 support.

About Piql AS


Piql AS is a Norwegian company established in 2002 under the name Cinevation. In 2014 the company rebranded to Piql and today delivers services for long term preservation of digital data through a network of international partners. The company has a strong technology focus and the main office in Norway is the company’s research and development department. The company has the last 15 years developed technology and services for storage of digital data together with leading Norwegian and international research institutions like Norwegian Computing Center, Norwegian Defense Research Establishment and Fraunhofer Institute in Germany. Piql main product is the Piql System, an open solution for digital preservation where the storage medium used has a documented lifetime of several hundred years. This solution uses Archivematica as its core digital preservation platform and is a prone supporter of open source solutions for digital archiving. Piql has secured funding from EU commercialization projects of total 2M€, giving the company a solid financial base.

About Amazon Web Services


Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, offering over 175 fully-featured services from data centres globally. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—are using AWS to lower costs, become more agile, and innovate faster.
The leading cloud Platform with the most functionality, the largest community of customers and partners, the most secure and with the fastest pace of innovation and the most proven operational expertise.


About Safespring


Safespring produces secure, reliable and flexible cloud services. Our infrastructure as a service is based on open source and open standards. We produce all our services within Europe and its, therefore, easier for you to follow European local laws and regulations.