In our ongoing mission to bring cost-effective archiving and digital repositories to all, we have doubled the memory on all containers for customers running archives on the KnowledgeArc platform. This will allow us to provide existing customers with better performance as well as enabling us to introduce additional improvements to speed and other metrics in the coming days, weeks and months.
If you have important information that needs to be archived and want to join the revolution in digital asset management, search, journalling and peer review, check out what we offer an the low-cost solutions we provide.
We’re pleased to announce that our team has successfully completed rolling updates of DSpace to the latest stable version, 5.5, across our entire KnowledgeArc platform. Both DSpace 5.4 and 5.5 address a severe security issue which could have allowed a successful attacker full access to the DSpace file system, which in turn could lead to…
Our goal at KnowledgeArc has been to provide low-cost archives that are fast, reliable, scalable and easy to maintain and with the recent deployment of our new containerized archives we continue to achieve what we set out to do.
Solutions for archiving (and for many other web application hosting solutions) fall into two groups; archives are either deployed to shared equipment or are installed individually on dedicated resources. In the case of a shared hosting solution, your archive is at the mercy of other archives and the server as a whole; if one of the other archives requires a restart or corrupts the system for any reason, your archive is affected. In the case of dedicated resources, you have the luxury of isolating your archive from others but in turn this increases costs, including set up (you need a full stack of software to be installed to run your archive), performance (even paying month to month for a cloud-based solution can add up), and maintenance (these systems don’t upgrade themselves).
Additionally, in the case of cloud-based solutions, scaling requires complex installations, and many will only scale horizontally, meaning more servers are deployed automatically if performance is dropping. Also, many of these autoscaling solutions are poorly implemented, resulting in spikes in costs and manual intervention to “kill off” unnecessary resources.
We are pleased to announce that KnowledgeArc has been selected to host and manage the DSpace-CRIS installation for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) which is called Tolerance and Non-Discrimination Information System (TANDIS).
Ethereum is a powerful computer which uses the blockchain for processing and storing information in a decentralized way. Applications, known as smart contracts, are executed on the blockchain and the cost of interacting with these applications is baked into the price. Ethereum may not be the only decentralized computer but it is the most well…
We’re excited to announce the roll out of our new 24×7 monitoring solution based on Nagios XI Enterprise. Nagios XI allows us to monitor all kinds of performance metrics across our infrastructure, enabling us to detect problems as soon, or in some cases, before they occur and provide solutions to minimize downtime across all of our web applications.
Additionally, we have access to Nagios’ support team for troubleshooting, assistance and guidance meaning KnowledgeArc has the best in the business ensuring your web applications are running at strength.
What does this mean for you? It means you can trust your archives, enterprise level Joomla! sites and web applications on the KnowledgeArc platform to be monitored and maintained around the clock.