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Recent Articles Highlight Earthdata Cloud Evolution

Efforts to migrate NASA Earth observing data and services to the commercial cloud made significant advances in 2019.

Logo for the EOSDIS cloud showing the workflow from DAAC to end user.
Between October 1, 2018, and September 30, 2019, the volume of data in NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) collection grew from approximately 27 petabytes (PB) to almost 34 PB. Over the next five years, this volume is expected to grow to more than 245 PB, according to estimates by NASA’s Earth Science Data Systems (ESDS) Program. In order to provide these data efficiently to global data users and facilitate scientific research using these data, NASA’s Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) Project is undertaking a monumental effort to migrate NASA Earth observing data and data services into the commercial cloud.

Three recent Earthdata articles provide more information about the current state of this work. These articles describe the overall cloud evolution effort (called Cumulus), specific 2019 Cumulus accomplishments and highlights, and work by NASA’s Global Hydrology Resource Center Distributed Active Archive Center (GHRC DAAC) to become the first EOSDIS DAAC to migrate their data collection into the commercial cloud.

All three articles, along with numerous supplemental articles about migrating EOSDIS data and data services into the commercial cloud, are available on the Earthdata Cloud Evolution page of NASA’s Earthdata website.

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Earthdata Cloud Evolution

2019 Cumulus Highlights

GHRC DAAC Moves to the Earthdata Cloud

Published January 21, 2020

Last Updated: Mar 3, 2020 at 4:45 PM EST