10 April 2017
Spacemetric will use Interoute’s cloud to support its data storage and distribution needs.
The secure solution will be integrated with the web-based Swedish Earth data Access (SWEA) platform developed by Spacemetric on behalf of the Swedish National Space Board.
Spacemetric specialises in software which streamlines the transformation of raw data from satellite and airborne sensors into imagery ready for analytics.
It developed SWEA as part of Copernicus, the EU Earth observation programme that comprises two identical Sentinel satellites managed by the European Space Agency (ESA).
ESA’s image archive is widely shared across the world via Interoute’s private cloud network. As well as scientists and governments, it can also be accessed by companies looking for ways to turn the data into business opportunities.
Spacemetric will use a hybrid solution which combines physical storage with the Interoute Virtual Data Centre in Stockholm. The latter was launched six months ago and is one of 17 global zones that make up Interoute’s private networked cloud.
“As a result, we are guaranteed secure storage of local data as well as superior access due to low latency,” says Mikael Stern, CEO, Spacemetric.
“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.”
Interoute says it was the first global cloud provider to launch a zone in the Nordic region that offers both public and private cloud on one platform.
The company claims to own and operate one of Europe’s largest networks, and has a global cloud services platform encompassing 15 data centres, 17 virtual data centres and 33 colo centres.