EUMETSAT buys cloud services from CloudFerro

CloudFerro has entered into a contract with the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) for providing Cloud Computing Elasticity services for the EUMETSAT Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure. The new service will support the organization’s strategic goal to provide the users with easy and highly performing access to EUMETSAT Big Data and the provision of modern Data Services. The service will be implemented and operated by CloudFerro.

EUMETSAT, the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, is an operational satellite agency for monitoring weather, climate and the environment. It provides users with access to a growing catalog of meteorological, climate and ocean data 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The amount and diversity of data types collected by Earth observation satellites are only growing every passing year. It becomes necessary to create connected data structures to simplify and unite data storage.

The new Cloud Computing Elasticity service will support the applications and computational needs of the organization and its users by providing computational flexibility. The service will fit seamlessly into the overall big data service platforms at EUMETSAT. It will provide identical services to users within scientific, governmental and commercial communities. This implies that satellite observation data and meteorological products can be accessed via a single entry point as if they were collocated.

“As a leading provider of weather, climate and Earth system data, EUMETSAT is building strong foundations for a platform facilitating access to this data and its processing. We look forward to cooperating with CloudFerro, a trusted partner who, for the last two years, has been providing high quality cloud services on our WEkEO project, consistently making efforts to meet growing requirements and adjust to fast changing circumstances. We believe the new cloud project will benefit the scientific community of our users ” – said Graziano Mori, Head of Generic Systems & Infrastructure Division at EUMETSAT.

CloudFerro’s cloud infrastructure offers significant advantages and has the potential to evolve into a real game-changer in the way EUMETSAT, ECMWF and Member States user communities use data and Earth observation products. The consistency and elasticity can increase the accuracy of measurements and help better understand the spatial patterns affecting climate change, which will bring a better understanding of the Earth’s climate.

“We are proud that such a prestigious institution as EUMETSAT has put trust in us again recognizing the high quality of services we have provided so far. Now, as a prime contractor, CloudFerro will provide Elasticity services supporting EUMETSAT’s current data services such as data access and visualization, data discovery and data customization tools. Given our specialization in cloud technology for satellite data and the experience we have gained from previous projects, we firmly believe we have all the skills and resources needed to address constantly growing requirements of specialized big data processing platforms for leading European firms and institutions like EUMETSAT . We are thrilled to handle these new challenges in the near future. ” – he says Maciej Krzyżanowski, the CEO of CloudFerro.

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