Archiving and preservation for research environments

Consortium 4

The solution proposed by the Consortium lead by RHEA Group addresses business requirements raised by the Buyer Group under strong regulations (Energy and Life Sciences domain) and supports testing and validations of IT infrastructures, applications, services and change control processes. The solution will be implemented in compliance with applicable guidelines and standards for data archiving and preservation. The implemented architecture will be based on open standards and robust and scalable technologies (the baseline), enabling a secure and efficient interaction between data producers, service providers and service consumers.

The architecture components of the solution are the following:

  • Secure Service Portal (Identity Access Management, Access Layer Interface, Validation and Pre-ingestion services);
  • Existing and mature Open Source platforms for data archiving, preservation, reporting and access/discovery (Archivematica/AToM/JasperSoft);
  • Readiness XaaS services;
  • Cloud connect product for integration with proposed robust and scalable managed Hybrid Cloud.

Consortium Coordinator: Iolanda Maggio, Senior Project Manager/Support Engineer for Heritage Missions at Rhea Group






About RHEA Group


RHEA Group is a privately-owned professional engineering and solutions company, providing bespoke engineering solutions, system development and security services for space, military, government and other critical national infrastructure organizations. Since its creation in 1992, RHEA has built a reputation as a trusted partner, developing tailored solutions that help drive organizational and cultural initiatives, leading to sustainable added value for its customers.

Headquartered in Belgium, RHEA Group counts nearly 500 people and has offices in Belgium, UK, Czech Republic, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Canada, and works at clients’ premises throughout Europe and North America. RHEA is ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certified.

About Dedagroup


With revenues of €247 million in 2018, a staff of over 1,700 and more than 3,600 customers, Dedagroup is a major aggregator of Italian excellence in software and solutions as a service and a natural partner to companies, financial institutions and public services in developing their IT and digital strategies. Founded in 2000 and based in Turin, the Group has enjoyed constant growth. In addition to its over 20 offices in Italy, it also operates in Switzerland, France, Germany, the UK, the USA, Mexico and China.

Deda.Cloud is the cloud managed service provider to companies and organisations that use innovative technologies to develop products and services and constantly improve their processes. A division of Dedagroup S.p.A., it specialises in cloud strategy and is organised to work in synergy with the Group’s other companies and business units: Dedagroup Business Solutions, Dedagroup Public Services, Dedagroup Stealth, Dedagroup Wiz, Derga Consulting and Piteco.

About GTT


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