NASA/JPL's Mars Curiosity Mission
- Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) - Cloud Computing
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory wanted to share the launching of Curiosity with fans by providing up-to-the-minute details of the mission. Supporting hundreds of thousands of concurrent visitors to the website would have been very difficult since NASA did not have significant web and live video streaming infrastructure.
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory used AWS to stream the images and video associated with Curiosity’s landing. Cloud computing enabled NASA to provision capacity rapidly and leverage the AWS cloud to deliver successfully engaging experiences of Mars to the public. Novel use of Amazon Route 53 and Elastic Load Balancers enabled NASA to balance the load across AWS regions and ensure the availability of its content under all circumstances imaginable.