NASA’s 4TB Per Day

I imagine these folks know something about a cloud.  That NASA collects 4TB of data per day was actually a little surprising to me; I thought the number would be higher.  Still, it’s a staggering quantity on the order of 500 fully-loaded, double sided DVDs filled every single day.  At close to 1.5PB of new data every year to manage NASA must have some fairly mature processes and tools for handling it all.  Their open source and cloud initiatives sound pretty interesting and I would LOVE to know more about what they are doing. 

Hey boss, when do we visit NASA?

Tip o the hat to the Bad Astronomer, Phil Plait.

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About Peter

Peter is a Geocacher, competitive cribbage player, surfer, amateur magician, golfer and star watcher (the astronomical kind). In his day job for Datalink, Peter is a Senior Manager with their Cloud Service Management Practice helping customers build, manage and improve their legacy IT and Private Cloud infrastructures through Automation, Orchestration and clean living. We’re not so sure on the clean living.

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