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Paper: Astronomical Data Storage and Distribution in the Next Five Years
Volume: 314, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XIII
Page: 525
Authors: Pirenne, B.
Abstract: In this review, the current status and expected evolution of data storage technologies in the next few years is considered in the light of the expected needs of constantly growing astronomical data volumes. Questions such as "should we abandon tapes?" and "why don't we just transfer all data over the net?", or "Why do we give data out in the first place? The VO will provide results!" will be discussed. The answers to the above questions have led to the definition of a new data distribution policy for the ESO/ST-ECF archive. This policy will affect both ESO program principal investigators as well as general archive users.
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