NetApp Improves Data Processing Capabilities For Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Sunnyvale, Calif.-June 2,
2009- NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that the Japan
Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has improved the performance of
its scientific satellite data processing system with the recent
deployment of a NetApp® FAS6080 storage system. The NetApp
FAS6080, which stores and processes 830TB of data that is received
by satellite, has enabled JAXA to double its I/O throughput and
increase performance when compared to its previous storage
The data obtained from the satellite is
processed by the JAXA computer system and transformed into various
images and videos. JAXA then stores this data for several years and
conducts research and analysis on it over time. While used
internally, this data is also leveraged by several outside
agencies, including the National Astronomical Observatory. The
NetApp FAS6080 enables JAXA to transfer this data to external
agencies in both an efficient and reliable manner while seamlessly
handling the resulting workloads for improved performance.
In the future, JAXA has plans to leverage new
satellites in order to obtain additional forms of data. As a
result, JAXA will continue to work with NetApp to increase its
storage system capacity to meet the growing demands.
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