NASA data helps builds resilience as disasters grow more intense

Why You Need A Disaster Recovery Plan For The Cloud

Just after midnight on March 10, 2021, a fire decimated OVHcloud’s SBG2 data center—one of four data centers (SBG1-4) located in Strasbourg, France.

Don’t Be Fooled By The Term “Cloud”

It’s convenient to think of the cloud as something that’s virtual and, therefore, immune from destruction. However, that’s not the case.

Fortunately, no one was harmed in the fire. While the SBG1 data center suffered minor damage, both SBG3 and SBG4 were unaffected.

The incident did, however, knock out 3.6 million websites, leave almost 500,000 domain names unavailable and prevent millions of people from accessing their emails. Yet for customers who stored their data in these servers without a backup in place, the ramifications were much worse.

True or false: Your data hosted in the cloud is indestructible. If you answered “true,” you’re not alone.

There’s a common misconception that because the cloud is virtual, it’s indestructible. However, that’s not the reality. Data, even when accessed through the cloud, is still hosted on physical servers. The same goes for virtual machines, which are essentially parts of shared physical servers…

NASA data helps builds resilience as disasters grow more intense

In a decade filled by record-breaking events including raging wildfires, numerous hurricanes, unseasonal flooding and historically cold temperatures, NASA has continued to learn more about how the planet is changing and the effect it has on Earth’s systems.

NASA Earth Science funds innovative applied research to help communities anticipate and prepare before disasters strike

In the satellite era, a fleet of Earth-observing satellites have gathered data on world-wide rain and snowfall, air and ocean temperatures, air quality, land use and land cover, along with a myriad of other phenomena that enable researchers and decision makers to study the connections between changes in climate, environment and society. For vulnerable communities these changes can create new risks.

Scientists use a number of databases to measure different facets of the Earth system, from surface temperature to humidity levels. NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) provides long-term data records that can help with climate research…

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