TDL Infrastructure within Amazon Web Services
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Texas Digital Libraries(TDL) is a consortium of libraries from twenty-two Universities within the State of Texas. In 2010, TDL was among the first in Digital Libraries to move to cloud based infrastructure. TDL has over one hundred servers running within Amazon Web Services(AWS), providing online publishing and preservation services. AWS is a secure cloud services platform, offering compute power, and flexible storage solutions. In a traditional model of buying hardware, the resources needed must be determined ahead of time, with a lengthy purchasing process. This process would need to be repeated if demands on resources grow, and as the hardware ages. AWS gives TDL and it’s members the flexibility to choose the appropriate mix of resources for our applications, and allows us to quickly scale up or down when application requirements change. TDL continues to explore the ever evolving landscape of cloud technologies. In this presentation we’ll take a look at the TDL Infrastructure within AWS, and what new possibilities lie on the horizon.