The European Space Agency has selected Orange Business Services to install and manage its private cloud. The solution named as esacloud is playing an important role in the process of digital transformation. The ESA IT serves multiple user communities in many space sectors including support to mission operations and mission simulation and testing. In order to meet the diverse needs ESA needs massive supply of computing services.
With the help of esacloud, Orange Business Services has created a common, secure and rapidly provisioned computing infrastructure for the entire organization. It provides efficiency gains by delivering computing resources at lower cost and improves productivity.
Speaking about the deployment, Filippo Angelucci, ESA head of IT Department and CIO, said, “Esacloud will allow our scientists to do rocket science rather than IT, and our business to jump ahead in time more than five years. We put a high value in close partnership with suppliers in IT and since being selected in 2000, Orange Business Services has helped ESA innovate and be a pioneer in many areas, such as the first European converged MPLS IP VPN. Esacloud marks a new milestone in our joint path.”
On the other hand, on being associated with ESA, Helmut Reisinger, senior vice president Europe, Russia & CIS Orange Business Services, stated, “We have tailored our private cloud solution to meet ESA’s business transformation goals. It combines our global network in a seamless fashion with best-in-class, secure, scalable, flexible and top-business-grade cloud infrastructure and an end-to-end SLA framework to deliver unrivaled levels service and performance. By supporting ESA’s digital transformation, we are contributing to a different vision of what IT is doing for this high-performing organization and business.”
The private cloud solution delivers high levels of security by enforcing rigorous role-based access control and security design, customized to the specific requirements of the various ESA user communities.