NASA’s Nebula Cloud Computing Platform has gotten a lot of attention from agencies looking to move into the cloud. Chris Kemp, the Chief Technology Officer for IT at NASA, spoke with Federal News Radio about his agency’s use of the cloud and how that has morphed over the years. Initially, the Nebula cloud was developed to get NASA’s thousands of public-facing websites all on the same platform. However, the agency also realized it could use the cloud as an infrastructure-as-a-service offering for compute and storage. Kemp said this is the area that has really gained traction at the agency. Using the cloud in this way has also helped NASA with efficiency. Kemp said typical utilization of infrastructure is 20 percent but Nebula allows NASA to run at 80-90 percent efficiency.
Agencies across the federal government are exploring cloud computing, but NASA's Nebula Cloud Computing Platform could become the model for its use. The Chief Information Officer at NASA Ames Research Center, explains the benefits of the Nebula platform.
The Federal Cloud Blog sits down with Chris Kemp, CIO at NASA's Ames Research Center, after a presentation delivered at the Digital Government Conference. He discusses the progress with the Nebula Cloud Computing Platform and what to look forward to in the near future. They discuss how Nebula has partnered with Microsoft and Google to give the public greater access to NASA data and imagry. People will be able to view the surface of Mars in real time and eventually take tours of planets and constellations.
Have you heard about Nebula? What is cloud computing and where is it going? All questions you'll find answers to in this Government IT Solutions Spotlight with Chris Kemp, CIO at NASA Ames Research Center.
Innovative new approaches to IT - Cloud, Virtualization, and Open Source - are enabling new efficiencies across government. This expert panel of Federal CIOs and CFOs discuss the promise of tomorrow's IT models and how they are transforming today's status quo. These Federal experts provide an update on progress in the CIO Council Cloud Working Group, as well as review existing Federal IT transformation initiatives, lessons learned, and the promise for the future. And importantly, they debate the New IT Economics real cost savings opportunity and the potential to reinvest these dollars to deliver on the promise of President Obama's connected and transparent government.
Speakers: Herb Strauss, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer - Robbins-Gioia Doug Bourgeois - Director, National Business Center, Department of the Interior Casey Coleman - CIO, GSA Chris C Kemp - CIO NASA Ames Research Center Radha Sekar - Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense Comptroller for Financial Management, DoD
An intro to a white paper that Chris is writing on NASA's current external facing web presence, and an outlook of what space exploration and the web might look like 10 years from now. He describes how NASA should re-architect itself in order to fully leverage the web as a platform and take the lead in open, transparent and participatory space exploration and government. He also discusses how NASA is teaming up with Microsoft to make a universe of data available to the public.
The CIO of the Ames Research, Chris Kemp, discusses his vision for NASA's future on the web as an open platform. A platform to share and host data, a platform that will leverage data in new ways, for developers around the world to tap into datasets, for the public to learn about NASA, and for scientists to collaborate.