Market @Mon

This storage applies to most of your active research data use cases.

Your data will be automatically backed on a regular cycle and retained for a set period, for example 20 days.

This storage is based on performance disk, so you will get acceptable response times when accessing or modifying your data. However, this will ultimately depend on the speed of your network connection. More than one technology is used and this allows more protocols to be presented.

Market @Mon:


This storage type offers a number of access and transfer services that help you best utilise this storage offering. There are hosted services run by the university operating centre and services that you manage yourself.

Service Hosted Info
Aspera is a data transfer technology that can significantly reduce the time taken to transfer data.
VicNode Supports MyTardis—an open source solution that began at Monash University to solve the problem of users needing to store large datasets and share them with collaborators online.

For more information please contact the VicNode office at .


Operating Centre
Monash University
Kind of data use Data collections that are under development in a research project
Data expected to change Yes
Data Protection Off-site (in a geographically separate location) daily back up to tape. Checksums are applied to data at a block level when data is first ingested. Each block in subsequent copies of the data is also check-summed. These sums are checked periodically.
Access to previous versions Users can access changes <=30 days
Data Custodian access Mediated access through a VM, or by VicNode operated user interfaces
Data User access management
Managed by Data Custodian
Available access protocols
SMB (Windows Share), NFS (NeCTAR VM mount), HTTPS (Aspera, MyTardis)
Underlying Storage Medium
Market storage for Windows SMB shares uses the CEPH storage system, with group access controlled via Monash Active Directory and will always be available from disk. NFS mounts use the same IBM SONAS as Vault storage. Some rarely used files may be on tape (HSM) and will delay access to that data.