If you have ever wished that you could avoid using a command line tool to connect to your storage and would like to do it through a user-friendly interface or you need to transfer data between remote storages that use different protocols, then you should learn about Data Avenue.
We are glad to inform you that it is already available to try out! Also, in a new gUSE/WS-PGRADE version (v3.6.0) - that will be released shortly, about at the end of September or at the beginning of October - the Data Avenue portlet will be included. The new Data Avenue portlet will be connected to the so-called Data Avenue Blacktop core service that provides unified access to different types of storages. If you update your science gateway to this version, you will be able to use the Data Avenue through your usual user interface.
The Data Avenue operation is similar to a file commander: with Data Avenue, you can up- and download your data to storage services for scientific computation. Additionally, you can copy, move and delete files as well as you can create and copy folders. The biggest advantage of this solution is the widespread support of protocols, enabling the easy data moving between various DCI (such as grid, cloud, cluster, supercomputers) storage resources by various transfer protocols (HTTP, HTTPS, SFTP, GSIFTP, SRM).
If you would like to learn more or see how it works, you can try out the service on the Data Avenue website at http://data-avenue.eu.
If you are at the EGI Technical Forum, you should come to the SCI-BUS booth and ask for a demo.