The IT environment of the National Archives is based on a Red Hat Gluster Storage solution, having taken into account the expected growth of the e-depot facility of the National Archives in the years to come. The Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization layer for the servers also makes use of this storage. In 2016 an identical hardware- and software configuration has been built on an alternate location for disaster recovery. On these virtual server environment the e-Depot services are developed. The servers themselves are mainly based on Red Hat Linux. Preferably (open) standard software will be used from the available repositories: MariaDB, Apache etc. The DTAP (Development, Testing, Acceptance and Production) of the National Archives is maintained using Red Hat Satellite for configuration management and deployment.
The digital archives of the central government are stored in the e-Depot: digital archives to be preserved for eternity, but also archival records that are stored temporarily in the e-Depot. The e-Depot of the National Archives of the Netherlands is built conform the OIAS reference model (ISO 14721:2012), with the following functionalities: Ingest, metadata management, archival storage, access, preservation planning and administration. Via OAI-PMH and CMIS (both open standards) access is given to the contents of the e-Depot. Via OAI-PMH the metadata can be harvested, including the links to the actual objects in het e-Depot. Via CMIS the actual digital object can be rendered using these links. The objects can be rendered using the e-Depot render framework. Not all file formats will be supported. File formats that are not supported by the render framework will be presented as a download to the researcher.