The Earth Observation Center in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany uses remote sensing and custom analytic methodologies to tackle tough issues in environmental and climate science, mobility and planning, civil security and the prevention and management of natural catastrophes. The Photogrammetry and Image Analysis department is the main consumer of data storage. The team started with six million files, with many files exceeding one terabyte, and the need to access those files on up to 40 client workstations at once. Each scheduled imaging mission increased the volume of files by multiple terabytes. The growing amount of data, and the need to access files in parallel, which was simply impossible on the existing infrastructure, drove the need for a new storage solution.