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Support for Open Source Globus Toolkit Ends January 2018

May 26, 2017   |  Vas Vasiliadis

We are announcing that, starting in January 2018, the Globus team at the University of Chicago will no longer support the open source Globus Toolkit, except for its use with the Globus cloud service by Globus subscribers. By the end of 2018, all endpoints connected to the Globus cloud service using the open source Globus Toolkit GridFTP server must migrate to Globus Connect. At the end of 2018, we will discontinue all maintenance (including security patches) and distribution of the open source Globus Toolkit. Endpoints using Globus Connect Server or Globus Connect Personal will be unaffected, as long as they continue to perform routine software updates.

Please note that the Globus cloud service and Globus Connect are unaffected by this change, and continue to grow, supported by our sustainability model.

Please read the complete announcement and answers to frequently asked questions here. As always, we welcome your questions and feedback; you may contact us at