GTT Communications a global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, has announced that the European Space Agency has renewed and expanded its agreement with GTT for cloud networking services.
ESA shares Earth Observation data from its satellites orbiting Earth with institutional partners, scientists, businesses and the public. Access to its Multi-Mission data is delivered through GTT Hybrid Cloud and includes security and professional services from GTT, in support of current and future ESA missions, as well as selected Third Party Missions.
GTT delivers a diverse mix of services for ESA to connect its eight cloud and office locations in Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden. These GTT services include Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure, Network and Security Services.
The GTT solution hosts more than 8PB of data collected from ESA’s Multi-Mission satellites and enables seamless interconnection across multiple private cloud sites and the public cloud. GTT also provides professional services for ESA, including a dedicated network, security and cloud engineers, security manager and service manager on-premises.
“The satellite data we collect and make available through GTT’s cloud networking services is used in ever more crucial ways for monitoring our planet and in solving today’s climate change and geo-hazard challenges,” said Damiano Guerrucci, Head of Earth Observation Common Services Section at ESA.
“We’ve worked closely with GTT for more than a decade, benefiting from its secure and resilient cloud and connectivity services that support us in evolving how we share and manage our Earth Observation data.”
“We are proud to continue supporting ESA’s Earth Observation mission,” said Tom Homer, President, Europe Division, GTT. “When we first began many years ago, we delivered storage to ESA for just 300TB of satellite data. Today, GTT delivers a secure hybrid cloud and connectivity platform that supports the scientific, commercial and public use of more than 25 times that amount of metadata, along with incredible imagery of our evolving planet. It has been a tremendous journey and partnership that we look forward to developing further.
ESA’s Multi-Mission satellites include the SMOS, Aeolus, Cryosat and Swarm missions.