Some "backup-to-cloud" tools have been offered on the market. Unlike most of these tools which are designed for individual use and optimized for random access, our deliverable is optimized for bandwidth and space efficiency and will be more useful for non-NASA users with extremely large datasets. Enterprise with growing backup demand can use our deliverable to archive their datasets into the cloud and cut IT operational cost.
Many NASA scientific applications are data-intensive, i.e., generating sheer amount of data on a regular basis. Data backup is a mandatory requirement for some valuable datasets. In the past, NASA has patterned with 3rd-party vendors to setup remote backup. The deliverable of this proposal will provide NASA with a suite of automated self-servicing data management tools using cloud as data store. Using our deliverable, NASA can 1) backup its valuable datasets off-site reliably, securely and economically, without dedicated personnel and facilities; 2) accelerate disaster recovery of its online applications in the cloud in a timely fashion; 3) distribute large scientific datasets to a large population of users with minimal cost incurred.