NASA Johnson Space Center protects critical data with NetApp

NASA´s Johnson Space Center (JSC) has selected AltaVault from NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) to protect data, optimize cloud footprint and drive down cost, the company said.

The company said NASA has one of the largest cloud footprints of any US federal government agency and had very specific requirements for how to support its backup to the cloud initiatives.

NASA´s Johnson Space Center (JSC) has served as a hub of human spaceflight activity for more than half a century. It is home to the nation´s astronaut corps, the International Space Station mission operations, the Orion Program, and a host of future space developments.

NetApp said NASA will use AltaVault to ensure data encryption of NASA´s more than four petabytes of critical decision-making data from video, satellites, cameras and telescopes.

Last year, NASA´s informational resources directorate (IRD) ran a proof of concept to store backup data in the cloud with AWS to reduce costs. The IRD used its existing Veritas NetBackup environment and deployed two NetApp AltaVault appliances as the interface.

With NetApp AltaVault, NASA has been able to secure data, drive down costs and optimize cloud footprint.

NetApp provides software, systems and services to manage and store data.