Atlanta, US: Internap Network Services Corporation recently announced that DigitalGlobe is using Internap’s Managed Hosting and route-optimised Performance IP network to power DigitalGlobe’s web services offering. This solution enables rapid web access to DigitalGlobe’s collection of earth imagery delivered through three content distribution nodes in Colorado, Hong Kong and London.
DigitalGlobe’s constellation of commercial high-resolution satellites and aerial network allows it to collect more than 500 million square kilometers of earth imagery every year. Leveraging Internap’s solutions, DigitalGlobe’s content can be integrated and embedded into geospatial applications for defence and intelligence used by civil governments and commercial customers across desktops, portals, intranets and mobile devices around the world. DigitalGlobe’s web services enable near real-time access to daily imagery collections required for advanced imagery based applications and provides developers the flexibility and robust feature set necessary to bring a real-world view into geospatial applications.
DigitalGlobe selected Internap based on its worldwide reach and technical expertise. Internap’s tailored solution enables the movement of large amounts of imagery data within seconds of transmission, significantly improving the speed of delivery across its route-optimised IP transit services to create next-generation data delivery. Working with Internap, DigitalGlobe is able to host massive amounts of geo-located data in Internap’s data centers to offer customers the ability to rapidly search and select purchased images and have these delivered ‘on demand’, with the highest level of network responsiveness and application performance transparency. Utilising Internap’s Managed Hosting services eliminates the need for customers to download terabytes of data to their own data storage facilities and are effectively creating a flexible outsource model for increasing IT infrastructure requirements.