LDOS - Large Data Object Storage
The Large Data Object Storage project was a proof of concept for the DoD that modern cloud technologies could change the methodologies and price points for the capture and analysis of large amounts of reconnaissance imagery and make those data available without latency to the user community. The project was highly successful and led to many of the current cloud, and edge-of-the-cloud solutions.
Concepts that were proven possible and feasible in the project:
Name Space technology
Connectivity to Commercial Clouds (AWS & Microsoft Azure)
Imagery Search via cloud search algorithms
Application of analytics to data
Exposure to the internet from any location
Sync with DoD networks
Meta-tagging at extremely high rates
The core of the offering was an earlier YottaDrive storage device. Each YottaDrive operating unit providing up to 10PB of Large Data Object Storage.
The YottaDrive offering delivered three global namespace services: Ingest, Search and Dissemination. These services were optimized for different data types stored in unique global namespaces. For this IOC Assessment, the Ingest, Search and Dissemination were optimized for WAMI and FMV and will support other ISR data types such as SAR, EO/IR and other geospatial data types after FOC.
In addition, the underlying global namespace was a naturally federated, distributed namespace which can span multiple locations providing a resilient and durable object store. For this IOC Assessment, the global namespace was planned for deployment in a single CONUS location.
Figure 1 - High-Level Overview of the YottaDrive for ISR