A new virtual processing infrastructure at KSAT has significantly reduced delivery time for Aeolus data
By upgrading the virtual processing platform for Aeolus products this summer, KSAT has been able to reduce the processing time significantly, for some products cutting the production time with up to 80%.
In connection with the migration to the new platform, KSAT implemented shared storage on several of the virtual machines for improved redundancy.
- With the new more robust solution we can withstand losing a server without the operations being affected to any appreciable degree. Should we now lose one server, the other will take over seamlessly and we will be able to continue operations, as to before everything had to be handled manually, Lena says.
Data from ESA’s wind mission Aeolus are publicly available, contributing to improved weather forecasts. The data is provided by KSAT in Near Real-Time from the two unique polar ground stations, Arctic Svalbard and Troll Antarctica.