Welcome to the DuraCloud Wiki

DuraCloud is a hosted service and open technology developed by LYRASIS that makes it easy for organizations and end users to use cloud services. DuraCloud leverages existing cloud infrastructure to enable durability and access to digital content.

It is particularly focused on providing preservation support services and access services for academic libraries, academic research centers, and other cultural heritage organizations.

The service builds on the pure storage from expert storage providers by overlaying the access functionality and preservation support tools that are essential to ensuring long-term access and durability. DuraCloud offers cloud storage across commercial and non-commercial providers, and offers compute services that are key to unlocking the value of digital content stored in the cloud. DuraCloud provides services that enable digital preservation, data access, and data sharing. Customers are offered "elastic capacity" coupled with a "pay as you go" approach. DuraCloud is appropriate for individuals, single institutions, or for multiple organizations that want to use cross-institutional infrastructure.

DuraCloud became available as a limited pilot in 2009 and was released broadly as a service of the DuraSpace not-for-profit organization in 2011. In 2019, DuraSpace merged with LYRASIS and the combined organization continues to support and host the DuraCloud software and service in collaboration with other organizations that contribute to and host the DuraCloud software.

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New to DuraCloud?  Below you will find resources to assist you as you get started.

DuraCloud Guide: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

DuraCloud RoadMap: What is in development now?

Getting Started with DuraCloud (video)

How to Automatically Upload Files and Directories to DuraCloud

DuraCloud Features

DuraCloud On One Slide

DuraCloud Management Console

DuraCloud Architecture

Bugs and feature requests
  • Please head over to our JIRA issue tracker and let us know about issues that you encounter.
Mailing Lists

More Information

User Documentation

Documentation Archive

DuraCloud Image Gallery 

Contributor Meetings

Technical Documentation