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Tuesday, January 15 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Data Processing and Stewardship in a Cloud Environment

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Session Abstract:
This session will cover and invite discussions on challenges in implementing and managing a Cloud environment. Topics will include costs, collaboration, data stewardship, usability, and governance in Cloud environment.

NASA Archives and Data Stewardship in the Cloud – Lauren Frederick, Cumulus Scrum Master, NASA EED-2

Increasing Security through a Collaborative Model, Kevin Mentzer, Sr DevOps Engineer, Element84

Cloud costing and governance, Dede Dascalu, CEO Stratus Solutions

· Dan Pilone, Chief Technologist EED-2
· Dede Dascalu, CEO Stratus Solutions
· Jeff de La Beaujardiere, PhD, Director, NCAR/CISL Information Systems Division

Session Takeaways (post-meeting)
1) New open-source systems building on Amazon Web Services (leveraging AWS Lambda) allow huge earth-science datasets to be stored in the cloud. Example: NASA Cumulus software to support EOSDIS data archive.
2) Considering how organizations control access to cloud components is crucial for building a productive data-management workflow with AWS, while protecting from errors and data loss.
3) Cloud environments can create lots of complexity in governance, data security, and financial management, but also create an easier environment for managing and using petabyte-scale data archives across the Earth Sciences.

avatar for Jeff de La Beaujardière

Jeff de La Beaujardière

Director, Information Systems Division, NCAR
Big data, cloud computing, object storage, data management.

Dede Dascalu

Stratus Solutions, CEO

Lauren Frederick

Cumulus Team Lead

Kevin Mentzer

Sr DevOps Engineer, Element82

Peter Plofchan

Development Manager, EED2 Program

Tuesday January 15, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
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