John, Congratulations on meeting and surpassing (doubling!) your Kickstarter goal by https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/592742410/azimuth-climate-data-backup-project and you have 17 days left. Great to hear that UC Riverside is supporting your vision. Congratulations also on you and your team's advances in network theory.
I think that your endeavor is easy for Google to support, relevant to its mission, AND a business opportunity if the US government should ever delete its data.
I sent a note through LinkedIn to Erikas Napjus, who once was Director of Global Infrastructure Acquisition at Google. I don't know him, just his parents. I could try some other acquaintances in Silicon Valley.