NASA has pickedÂ a cloud-basedÂ NetAppÂ storage platformÂ to help agency personnel move, protect and manage data atÂ the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
The selection came after NASA’s informational resources directorate conducted a proof-of-concept data storage effort that leveragedÂ NetApp’sÂ AltaVaultÂ appliance,Â Veritas‘ NetBackupÂ platform and Amazon Web Services‘ cloud technology, NetAppÂ said Monday.
“With one of the largest cloud footprints of any U.S. federal government agency, NASA had very specific requirements for how to support its backup to the cloud initiatives,” notedÂ Phil Brotherton, vice president of NetApp’s data fabric group.
NASA aims to manage huge volumesÂ of data fromÂ collected from videos, satellites, cameras and telescopes throughÂ the use of the NetApp platform, the company noted.
The company updatedÂ AltaVault in a moveÂ to enableÂ the applianceÂ to supportÂ additional cloud targets, backup software products and Kernel-based virtual machines.