OmniEarth announces strategic alliance with Solers Inc.
On May 16, Arlington, VA-based OmniEarth announced a strategic partnership with Solers Inc. to provide cloud computing services in support of their expanding analytics. Solers is an industry leader in the development of secure cloud computing infrastructures and is bringing their depth of experience with customers in the defense and intelligence communities to the commercial market.
Leveraging safe, scalable cloud computing is a critical component of OmniEarth’s growth strategy for delivering data-driven insights. The company’s subscription-service geoanalytics require quick, ready access to massive amounts of data. Jonathan Fentzke, chief strategy officer and co-founder of OmniEarth, said “The partnership with Solers is important because the flexibility and capability that Solers provides enables plug-and-play deployment that meet the growing customer base for our expanding water management analytics into government applications like water and food security, soil moisture mapping, and threat prediction.”
Solers was selected, in part, because of their experience managing and serving data associated with current government and commercial satellite systems. Moreover, the company understands the Government environment and needs, managing data for legacy GOES, POES, and NPP satellite systems, as well as for GeoEye (now DigitalGlobe) which recently came on line.
“Solers began building processing and distribution frameworks twelve years ago that were designed to handle concurrent data-heavy satellite missions for our Government customers, while meeting their unique security and latency requirements,” said Patrick Callis, president of Solers Federal. “As the state of the art has advanced, we have been able to take advantage of modern batch and stream-based high performance computing environments to provide commercial customers with a cost effective, scalable solution that easily integrates their algorithms and meets their data production requirements.”