[CNES] Accelerate image processing and move to the cloud

Enable any user to access satellites images and process them with Activeeon

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Key Information

7 Petabytes

of collected images

Resource agnostic

Run in on-prem as well as in the cloud

> 500 CPU cores

leveraged in the cloud

CNES architecture

Make Sentinel data available to the greatest number and encourage the development of applications using them (agriculture, maritime field…) 1 petabyte (1015 bytes) in 20 years and 7 petabytes in 2 years!

The CNES is the French government Space Agency responsible for shaping and implementing France’s space policy in Europe. Its task is to invent the space systems of the future, bring space technologies to maturity and guarantee France‚Äôs independent access to space. PEPs is the French platform that offers access to the products of the Sentinel satellites (S1A and S1B, S2A and S2B, S3A and S3B) of the European Union Program for Earth observation and monitoring Copernicus. Proactive Solution provided by Activeeon (Open Source editor) allows enhancing PEPS data and making them available to API providers

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Provide Cloud performance

The CNES has benefited from the early program Azure PoC in the box and the datacenter preview. It has enabled them to understand better the constraints and potential of the cloud. Moreover, the variety of VMs provided by Azure helped them identify performance improvement gains in their algorithm which benefited them in their on-prem HPC.

For a more complete description, do not hesitate to follow up with this article (in French) from Microsoft.

“Now, thanks to ProActive we can do everything we ever dreamed of !”