French Space Agency chooses Orange Business Services to help transform and shape its data-centric strategy with cloud-based Data Lake
PARIS–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – The French Space Agency (CNES) has chosen Orange Business Services to lead an industrial consortium, comprising HPE, Scality and Tealenium, to design, deploy and maintain a new storage solution for its scientific and spatial data. This will allow CNES to fully modernize its storage infrastructure to better exploit the enormous amounts of data from its satellites.
The new data lake will be able to accommodate 100 petabytes of spatial data. The single storage space for data collection and archives will be simple, secure and quick to access for users. CNES also wishes to take advantage of this to develop new services integrating visualization, data crossing and information sharing.
A single point of contact for CNES, Orange Business Services will ensure the overall governance of the entire project, from design and installation to maintenance and day-to-day operation. As a network-native digital services company and founding member of Gaia-X, Orange Business Services is well positioned to leverage its expertise in data security and digital integration services, while ensuring privacy. of this data in compliance with regulatory requirements. Orange is also providing its expertise in the space sector, in particular with the Payload Data Ground Segment (PDGS) Sentinel-1 and 2 of the European Copernicus program.
“Spatial data is historically an issue for scientific research. They are becoming a strategic issue in the “new” data economy: satellites contribute at all levels to the creation of value, quite clearly in geolocation or imagery, but now also to monitor climate change: sea level, layer ozone, CO2. , etc. Increasingly large, specific and complex, this data must be entered, stored, processed and analyzed. As part of our data policy and with the support of Orange Business Services teams, we are developing a sustainable infrastructure to ensure access to this data, facilitate science but also support the emergence of new services, products, players, etc. and a new industry, ”said Thierry Levoir, director of digital and operations departments, CNES.
“We are delighted to support CNES in this ambitious project to overhaul its storage infrastructure. We combine our know-how in the integration of complex solutions with the complementary expertise of our partners in order to contribute to the digital transformation of CNES. We are thus participating in the strategy for enhancing spatial data and promoting French space policy, ”said Etienne Bonhomme, France Director of Cloud activities at Orange Business Services.
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