This secure storage solution will be integrated with the web-based SWEA (Swedish Earth data Access) platform, developed by Spacemetric on behalf of the Swedish National Space Board. The platform is part of the existing EU earth observation program Copernicus managed by the European Space Agency (ESA). The data is collected and used to support environmental and humanitarian research. The ESA’s archive of images is available to scientists and businesses across the world via the cloud. The archive, hosted by Interoute’s private cloud network, is shared widely – from governments to entrepreneurs looking for ways to turn the data into business opportunities. SWEA can now ensure the availability of data with specific relevance to Swedish users.
Interoute Virtual Data Centre zone in Stockholm launched 6 months ago and is one of 17 global zones that make up Interoute private networked cloud.
“We chose Interoute as they could offer an efficient hybrid solution combining physical storage with the Interoute Virtual Data Centre in Stockholm. As a result, we are guaranteed secure storage of local data as well as superior access due to low latency. It also means that the development process is more agile, making it possible to quickly and easily scale our efforts up or down depending on demand”, said Mikael Stern, CEO at Spacemetric.
Matthew Finnie, Interoute CTO, commented: “It’s fantastic to be selected by Spacemetric for this exciting project supporting the EU earth observation program for environmental and humanitarian research. Interoute was the first global cloud provider to launch a zone in the Nordic region that offers both plic and private cloud on one platform. And our Stockholm cloud zone is one of 17 global zones that make up our private networked cloud. This new project is validation that the ‘local presence, global reach’ approach to cloud is key to meeting the needs of the market in Europe”
Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe’s largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 15 data centres, 17 virtual data centres and 33 colocation centres, with connections to 195 additional third-party data centres across Europe. Its full-service Unified ICT platform serves international enterprises and many of the world’s leading service providers, as well as governments and universities. Interoute’s Unified ICT strategy provides solutions for enterprises seeking connectivity and a scalable, secure advanced platform on which they can build their voice, video, computing and data services, as well as service providers in need of high capacity international data transit and infrastructure. With established operations throughout Europe and USA, Interoute also owns and operates 24 connected city networks within Europe’s major business centres. www.interoute.com
Spacemetric is a software company streamlining the transformation of raw data from satellite and airborne sensors into imagery products ready for analytics. Lars Edgardh and Torbjrn Westin co-founded Spacemetric in 1999 to turn the craft of satellite image production into a flexible industrial process. Today the company delivers affordable, high-performance software solutions for all types of geospatial imagery to sensor operators, solution integrators and large users of image data in both the civilian and defence sectors. The Keystone Image Management System is Spacemetric’s software data hub for handling, processing and serving geospatial imagery from any type of flying or orbiting imaging sensor. It is based on rigorous photogrammetric techniques that ensure high quality results and rapid data delivery while minimising costs by enabling extensive use of on-demand services that minimise the necessary processing and storage footprint.