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Old 11-12-2013, 05:15 PM   #1
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NASA taps Amazon AWS for cloud publishing

From ZDnet:http://www.zdnet.com/nasa-taps-amazo...e589&ttag=e589

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NASA has tapped Amazon Web Services as its partner in the cloud for bringing more of its earch science and satellite data available to the public.

Intended primarily for researchers rather than operating as a direct Google Earth competitor, the project is set up more with a self-service approach in mind.

That is to say that the data management console and services are meant to initiate research and collaboration among geoscience professionals, primarily in the United States.
Unlike certain other government agencies, NASA knows where to go to get a reliable high-availability web site.

Let's see: State dept, CIA, NASA...
That's Diplomacy, Intelligence, and R&D. Maybe they'll corral The Treasury next. That's where the big bucks are, after all.

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Unlike certain other government agencies, NASA knows where to go to get a reliable high-availability web site.


And the thing is, it might only be $50 a month spread across millions of our taxpayers. Unlike the thousands they're probably paying now.
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And the thing is, it might only be $50 a month spread across millions of our taxpayers. Unlike the thousands they're probably paying now.
Amazon *is* cheap--IBM this week gave up the fight for the CIA contract, but I'm pretty sure the website-that-must-not-be-named cost a lot less than that to build. And fixing it will cost even less, since the Open Source-rors are trying to fix it for free.

(I did hear the core server for the WTMNBN is a 386 with 4MB RAM they rescued from a nearby junior high. Fortunately, LINUX runs on everything.)
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