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SOAR Cloud Edition - Islandora on private cloud

Truman Technologies and Komodo Cloud team to deliver Islandora Private Cloud archiving solution.

Islandora Now Available on Virtual Private Cloud via Truman Technologies, SOAR solution.
Komodo Cloud, LLC (Komodo) a leader in IT transition and transformation services and Truman Technologies, LLC (Truman) announce the availability of the Islandora digital repository system hosted and managed in a secure, geographically-dispersed private cloud environment. The new offering provides an alternative solution for digital archivists and librarians who have expressed concerns about security, service level, and cost management issues with public cloud offerings for stewardship of digital asset collections.
The announcement today of private cloud hosting for the Islandora digital repository system, rounds out Truman Technologies’ SOAR™ solution stack. SOAR™ (Scalable Online Archive and Repository) is a field-proven platform and methodology for preserving and serving digital assets that has been adopted by universities, museums, and cultural heritage institutions.
Mark Jordan, Board Chair at Islandora Foundation said “We are pleased to see the accessibility to Islandora enhanced by this innovative cloud product offering. Our constituent community will benefit from the availability and ease-of-use of this already powerful software toolset.”
Established in 2010, Truman Technologies offers consulting services in digital storage including open cloud-based storage, preservation archives and repository technologies. Truman specializes in integrating and bringing to market open source-based solution stacks - such as SOAR.
“With our aging infrastructure and lack of dedicated IT staff, we’ve been looking at cloud as a way to move forward, but - like everyone else in our world - had serious concerns about using the public cloud for such valuable, long-lived assets.” said Jaime Henderson, Digital Archivist at California Historical Society. “We’re excited that Truman and Komodo have collaborated to provide SOAR - Secure Cloud Edition with managed services, along with consulting to guide us in planning for cloud migration and implementation.”
Komodo's background in traditional datacenters and cloud migration expertise coupled with Truman's knowledge base around digital archive and repository software and systems, provides the unique skills needed to deliver a full private cloud digital repository solution.
Truman Technologies is a member of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, the Storage Networking Industry Association cloud storage initiative, and the Society of American Archivists. Komodo Cloud is a managed service provider offering full hosting capabilities on multiple platforms, including Linux. Komodo provides backup and recovery services for systems and data, such as Web hosting, virtual private servers, provisioning, monitoring, online collaboration, email, and domain/application management to businesses across North America. Komodo’s clients span business segments in retail, e-commerce, banking, smart energy, bioscience, and a variety of small and medium-sized companies.
"The Komodo solution is the best fit for our needs," said Gail Truman, CEO, Truman Technologies, "The Komodo Cloud platform provides a reliable, flexible, cost-effective solution that we’re able to have up and running in 48 hours. With Komodo, customers choose the location for their owned data and, unlike public cloud offerings, the Private Cloud offering from Komodo is fully managed and supported and allows us to craft the best SLAs for our customers. This offering is ideal for institutions with infrastructure and IT staffing challenges.”
"Our solution helps Truman Technologies’ customers achieve better performance while processing large amounts of network data quickly and easily," said Nigel Lambert, Chief Technology Officer, Komodo Cloud. "As data traffic grows, Truman Technologies can continue to provide clients with a better cloud experience."
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About Truman Technologies
Truman Technologies is a consulting firm focused on leveraging a deep understanding of technology, information management, digital storage and long-term preservation to advance the protection of corporate and cultural heritage. Truman Technologies is an official Agent with discoverygarden inc. ( the primary committer to the Islandora Open Source project. TTL specializes in storing, integrating and bringing to market open source-based solution stacks - such as SOAR, the Scalable Online Archive & Repository. TTL offers consulting services in digital storage, web archive services, preservation archives and repository technologies. For more information about Truman Technologies, visit or email info(at)trumantechnologies(dot)com.
About Islandora
Islandora is an open-source software framework designed to help institutions and organizations and their audiences collaboratively manage, and discover digital assets using a best-practices framework. Islandora was originally developed by the University of Prince Edward Island's Robertson Library, but is now available to and being implemented by an ever-growing international community.
Built on a base of Drupal (link is external), Fedora (link is external), and Solr (link is external), Islandora releases solution packs which empower users to work with data types (such as image, video, and pdf) and knowledge domains (such as Chemistry and the Digital Humanities). Solution packs also often provide integration with additional viewers, editors, and data processing applications.
About Komodo Cloud, LLC
Komodo Cloud, LLC a leader in IT transition and transformation services for enterprises, SIs and ISVs. “Born in the cloud”, Komodo Cloud’s business model provides business value to customers without the limitations and undue influence imposed by technology manufacturers. Komodo enables organizations to optimize IT infrastructures and run IT as a business by delivering business transformation and transition, managed and professional services, and IT products from top manufacturers. The Company is headquartered in Rolling Hills Estates, CA with sales and engineering offices in Chicago. For more information, visit, call 424.488.7755, or email info(at)komodocloud(dot)com.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 12:15pm