International Virtual Observatory Alliance
VOSpace is the IVOA work for the definition of an interface to a virtual file system available for VO applications and services. It defines only the interface and not the storage infrastructure. This one is under the responsibility of the “space provider”. In this note we explain our work about the implementation of a VOSpace and the use of iRODS. This work is done in the frame of the VOTECH project.
This is an IVOA Note expressing suggestions from and opinions of the authors.
It is intended to share best practices, possible approaches, or other perspectives on interoperability with the Virtual Observatory. It should not be referenced or otherwise interpreted as a standard specification.