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Cloud Data Systems

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The EarthScope-operated data systems of the NSF GAGE and SAGE Facilities are migrating to cloud services. With this transition comes new capabilities for users to use cloud computing for their own work, which will now be an incredibly powerful and efficient way to access these data archives. This migration will take some time to complete, and our cloud services will continue to evolve beyond that “finish line”, so we’ll have a number of updates to share over the coming months.

We want to help those in the community who would like to learn the skills to take full advantage of cloud computing. Stay tuned for all kinds of informational resources and opportunities—bookmark this page and join our mailing lists for announcements and releases.

We will be soliciting feedback along the way but if you have any questions now, Contact Us and ask.

News Updates

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Will I still be able to download data as I have in the past?

Yes, your existing workflows will not be interrupted. The use of cloud computing is simply an additional option that can benefit from our new cloud-optimized data architecture. Visit the Data page to find your way to current data access tools.

Are these new cloud capabilities available now?

While many data systems have migrated to cloud operations, the new capabilities we’re talking about are not yet available—see the “Cloud On-Ramp Construction” graphic above.

Will I have to create and manage my own cloud environment?

We will be hosting a notebook hub for the community to use, which will support exploration, prototyping, and small scale data analysis. For very large data analysis workflows, those not composable in a notebook, etc., a dedicated cloud environment might be necessary, and we will help researchers navigate this option.