Nirvanix Delivers Affordable, Easy-To-Manage Offsite Storage for Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
Storage Delivery Network serves as tertiary tier of storage for high-resolution images retrieved as part of
Scheduled to launch in May aboard Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), LROC will capture images of the lunar surface in both monochromatic, at 0.5 meter per pixel with the Narrow Angle Camera (NAC), and multi-spectral, at 100 meters per pixel with the Wide Angle Camera (WAC). The resulting images will be transmitted from the satellite to ASU for systematic processing, replicated to secondary high-performance storage in a separate building at ASU and then replicated to the Nirvanix Storage Delivery Network (SDN). Nirvanix provides a method for storing a tertiary copy of the data offsite by installing CloudNAS and writing a copy directly from the data-receiving servers.
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Nirvanix CloudNAS is a fast, secure and easy way to gain access to the benefits of Cloud Storage. As the world’s first software-only NAS solution accessible via CIFS or NFS, CloudNAS offers enhanced secure data transfers to any of Nirvanix’s globally distributed storage nodes using integrated AES 256-bit encryption and SSL options. Through the Nirvanix CloudNAS, organizations have access to unlimited storage via the Nirvanix Storage Delivery Network (SDN) with the ability to turn any server on their network into a gateway to the Cloud accessible by many existing applications and processes.
About The Storage Delivery Network
Nirvanix has built a global cluster of storage nodes collectively referred to as the Storage Delivery Network (SDN), powered by the Nirvanix Internet Media File System (IMFS). The SDN intelligently stores, delivers and processes storage requests in the best network location, providing the best user experience in the marketplace. With the ability to store multiple file copies in multiple geographic nodes, the SDN enables unparalleled data availability for developers, businesses and enterprises.
By using the Nirvanix SDN versus alternatives such as adding network storage systems or using first generation online storage platforms, businesses benefit from better flexibility and control for their operations.
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