Cloud Data Solutions for Exploring the Universe

The universe is an endless source of wonder. Scientists discover new secrets about the cosmos daily through observation and research. Thanks to cloud data, these researchers have easier access to tools and services that help them complete their projects faster, cheaper, and more efficiently. With the help of cloud data storage and other cutting-edge software, scientists are unlocking secrets from the universe at lightning speed. For example, Nasa space telescopes could not deliver spectacular high-resolution images of distant stars and galaxies without sufficient data storage options. 

Whether you’re working at a research institution or simply an individual interested in space exploration, cloud data solutions can be incredibly beneficial because they make it easier to scale resources up and down and allow you to access your data from anywhere, at any time. In addition, cloud data is often easier to access and transfer and can be more cost-effective due to economies of scale, which you can discuss with our team at 101 Data Solutions. All of this makes it ideal for data-driven industries like astronomy.  

Big data from space 

One of the most important ways cloud data solutions enable astronomers to explore the universe is by helping them collect and analyse big data. Big data is a term used to describe a large amount of unstructured data that is difficult to analyse due to its size. However, cloud data solutions provide the tools to resolve this challenge. As part of this process, there are high-capacity tape solutions which allow you to store a lot of data in one place. They are used in the data centres to process and store large amounts of data for long durations. 

Moreover, they provide high reliability, data integrity and security. They are also cost-effective, efficient, and scalable for large data sets and are widely used by various organisations in different fields like aerospace, engineering, weather, astronomy, and climate science. At 101 Data Solutions, we’ve helped dozens of companies from different industries to find the best data storage package for their needs. 

Storing data about the universe into the cloud 

Cloud data storage has made it easier for researchers to access the data they need for their projects. However, one of the scientists’ biggest challenges is storing massive amounts of data. In many cases, the amount of data they need to store is so large that it would be impossible to store traditionally. Cloud data storage offers a way to address this challenge by letting scientists store their data remotely in a data centre.  

Discoveries made possible by cloud data storage 

Cloud data storage has made it easier for scientists to access and share data. This has helped them accelerate the pace of discovery, which has led to the unlocking of secrets from the universe at an unprecedented rate. For example, the New Horizons mission to Pluto, which took place in July 2015, was one of history’s most important space explorations. New Horizons is the first spacecraft to visit Pluto, and the mission was made possible by cloud data storage. New Horizons scientists needed to store a huge amount of data during the mission to Pluto. They were able to store and retrieve the data they needed from cloud data storage. This allowed them to finish their mission more quickly and efficiently than they would have otherwise. 

Cloud collaboration tools for scientists 

Cloud-based collaboration platforms help people work together more efficiently. The most important types of collaboration in astronomy are between researchers, scientists and engineers and between scientists and the general public. You can make more progress quickly by bringing people together online to collaborate on research. Here at 101 Data Solutions, we have specialist knowledge in the best collaboration tools tailored to the needs of a particular organisation, and we provide a wide range of cloud options, just book a call to find out more. 

About Brett Edgecombe, Managing Director, 101 Data Solutions

Even as a child living in Canada, Brett always had an interest in technology, so starting his career within the technology industry was a natural progression in 1998 when it began at the UK’s first ISP, Compuserve Interactive Services in Bristol.   

He has first-hand experience in modern Enterprise Storage Infrastructure solutions, having worked at Sun Microsystems in 2000, where he worked with large commercial and education customers across the UK.   

Brett created 101 Data Solutions in 2008 with a focus on Data Storage centric delivered through high-quality technology solutions direct to businesses throughout the UK. His strategic vision and sector knowledge allows him to bring excellence to 101’s customers through experience, technical foresight and relationship building.  

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