Cassini Probe Data Resides on NetApp® Systems
Sunnyvale, Calif. - July 27, 2004 --
Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), today announced that the
Cassini probe data coming from Saturn back to Earth is being stored
on NetApp storage systems. The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA); the European Space Agency (ESA); and the
Italian space agency, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI), jointly
sponsored the Cassini probe mission to orbit Saturn and study the
Saturnian system in detail over a four-year period.
Vast amounts of critical science data from the mission are sent to
Earth from Cassini every day. That data is collected, managed, and
made available around the world for scientific usage at NASA's Jet
Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), a division of the California Institute
of Technology in Pasadena, California. From mission design software
simulations to launch command operations as well as data capture
and telemetry for information coming from Saturn, NetApp FAS and
NearStore® are the storage platforms for the Cassini mission
as well as the mission's IT support functions.
"NetApp is proud to be the storage repository for one of the most
ambitious scientific explorations in history," said Patrick Rogers,
vice president of Marketing at Network Appliance. "We have been a
storage partner to JPL for many years, and our systems power not
only Cassini, but also the Deep Space Network and Earth Orbital
systems programs, managing and backing up terabytes of information
from satellites around the world. The wealth of data coming from
Saturn demands a high-performance, high-capacity, high-uptime
storage solution. In collaboration with our channel partner,
Insight Investments, NetApp is pleased to offer that solution and
contribute to uncovering the mysteries and beauties of our solar
Images and additional information about the Cassini mission are
available online at
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