Amazon Reaches Mars

Amazon Reaches Mars

The moment the United Kingdom hosts the Olympics, the United States lands on Mars. Competitive? Of course NASA used the most cutting-edge technology, the most advanced of it’s kind: it used cloud computing. Amazon’s founder, Jeff Bezos, must be the happiest man in the world right now. Bezos is a known space nut who invests his massive fortune in space exploration.

In fact it can now be said that Amazon’s reach extends to Mars. Not just “Earth’s biggest selection” then.

NASA using Amazon Web Service is quite a testimonial. If it’s good enough for NASA, it’s probably good enough for your film.

mars cloud

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has been using Amazon’s Web Services to capture and store pictures. As well as metadata collected from their Mars Exploration Rover. Khawaja Shams, who is the manager for data services at La Canada Flintridge-based JPL said: “With so much large-scale data processing to be done, JPL is leading the way in the adoption of cloud computing in the federal government

At this point, JPL’s data centers are filled to capacity, so we’re looking for ways to cost effectively expand the computational horsepower that we have at our disposal. Cloud computing is giving us that opportunity.”

“Using AWS’s cloud to operate the mars.jpl.nasa.gov website enables JPL to get images, videos and developments to the public quickly, without having to build and operate the infrastructure in-house”.

NASA will have a massive amount of data processing to do. Much more than your average feature film, and it definitely seems like AWS is handling it well. It is worth noting that AWS was not the first cloud service JPL hooked up with. They also flirted with Microsoft, Lockheed and Google for specific projects and needs. Shams says that they “find the right cloud for the right job”.

NASA’s use of Amazon’s cloud computing service makes it a major player in the industry. Amazon made it’s money being an e-commerce giant.

Amazon said: “With unrelenting goals to get the data out to the public, NASA/JPL prepared to service hundreds of gigabits/second of traffic for hundreds of thousands of concurrent viewers,”

Amazon also said that their AWS will enable JPL to construct a scalable Web infrastructure in weeks instead of months.

Space exploration isn’t cheap (although NASA’s Mars mission is much cheaper than the 27 billion the Olympics cost) so NASA must be glad for cloud computing, not only will it be making everything easier, it will also be making it much cheaper.

By Catherine Balavage

FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle+Share

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.

Join Our Newsletter

Receive updates each week on news, tips, events, comics and much more...

Advertising Programs

Click To Find Out!

Sponsored Posts

Sponsored Posts

CloudTweaks has enjoyed a great relationship with many businesses, influencers and readers over the years, and it is one that we are interested in continuing. When we meet up with prospective clients, our intent is to establish a more solid relationship in which our clients invest in a campaign that consists of a number of

Popular

Top Viral Impact

5 Ways The Internet of Things Will Drive Cloud Growth

5 Ways The Internet of Things Will Drive Cloud Growth

5 Ways The Internet of Things Will Drive Cloud Growth The Internet of Things is the latest term to describe the interconnectivity of all our devices and home appliances. The goal of the internet of things is to create universal applications that are connected to all of the lights, TVs, door locks, air conditioning, and

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Computing And SMEs

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Computing And SMEs

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Computing And SMEs SMEs (Small/Medium Sized Enterprises) make up the bulk of businesses today. Most cloud based applications created today are geared toward the SME market. Accounting, Storage, Backup services are just a few of them. According to the European Commission, cloud based technology could help 80% of organisations reduce costs by

Cloud Infographic – The Internet Of Things In 2020

Cloud Infographic – The Internet Of Things In 2020

Cloud Infographic –  The Internet Of Things In 2020 The growing interest in the Internet of Things is amongst us and there is much discussion. Attached is an archived but still relevant infographic by Intel which has produced a memorizing snapshot at how the number of connected devices have exploded since the birth of the

Can I Contribute To CloudTweaks?

Yes, much of our focus in 2015 will be on working with other influencers in a collaborative manner. If you're a technology influencer looking to collaborate long term with CloudTweaks – a globally recognized leader in cloud computing information – drop us an email with “tech influencer” in the subject line.

Please review the guidelines before applying.

Whitepapers

Top Research Assets

HP OpenStack® Technology Breaking the Enterprise Barrier

HP OpenStack® Technology Breaking the Enterprise Barrier

Explore how cloud computing is a solution to the problems facing data centers today and highlights the cutting-edge technology (including OpenStack cloud computing) that HP is bringing to the current stage. If you are a CTO, data center administrator, systems architect, or an IT professional looking for an enterprise-grade, hybrid delivery cloud computing solution that’s open,

Public Cloud Flexibility, Private Cloud Security

Public Cloud Flexibility, Private Cloud Security

Public Cloud Flexibility, Private Cloud Security Cloud applications are a priority for every business – the technology is flexible, easy-to-use, and offers compelling economic benefits to the enterprise. The challenge is that cloud applications increase the potential for corporate data to leak, raising compliance and security concerns for IT. A primary security concern facing organizations moving