CloudOps Selected as Cloud Infrastructure Services Partner for the Development of Telesat Lightspeed LEO Network

30-03-2021 / CloudOps

CloudOps will partner with Telesat to build a production hybrid cloud platform as well as enterprise and operational data platforms for real-time and historical satellite data analysis and processing. CloudOps will conduct a discovery of the project before building a pilot to be brought to production.

Montreal, Canada, March 30, 2021 - CloudOps is pleased to provide Telesat with cloud consulting and professional services to support the development of its Telesat Lightspeed Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite network. With over fifteen years of experience in cloud computing, networking, and DevOps solutions, CloudOps is in a unique position to help Telesat embrace cloud native approaches and hybrid cloud platforms that enable the future of communications.

Telesat, a leading Canadian satellite communications company, has developed a highly innovative global network of 298 LEO satellites that are seamlessly integrated with on-ground data networks. The LEO network will provide underserved, rural areas with affordable, high-speed internet connectivity. Last month, the Government of Québec announced an investment in Telesat Lightspeed, and recently the Government of Canada concluded a 10-year agreement with Telesat to affordably bridge Canada’s digital divide.

CloudOps has been a partner of Telesat for almost two years in preparation for this project. Recognizing the need to move to cloud native technologies, Telesat leveraged CloudOps’ consulting and professional services to build its first hybrid cloud platform. CloudOps has brought to the project in-depth expertise in a variety of Cloud and DevOps tools, including hyperscale platforms, Kubernetes, Rancher, HashiCorp Vault, Aqua Security, and Snowflake.

“Modern applications require networks, cloud, and edge computing to work in concert to support rich experiences for customers. This important work will support bringing these applications and experiences to a much broader audience, allowing Canadians and global industries to access more affordable and higher-performance internet experiences. CloudOps is proud to offer its 15 years of experience in multi-cloud and edge computing solutions to support the success of the Telesat Lightspeed service introduction.”

  • -Ian Rae, CEO and Founder of CloudOps

Looking forward, CloudOps is pleased to support Telesat's mission to deliver space-based connectivity for its enterprise customers, and transform Telesat into a cloud native-first organization to prepare for the future of 5G, IoT, edge, and AI technologies.

About CloudOps:

CloudOps is a cloud consulting, managed services, and software company focused on open source, cloud native platforms, networking, and DevOps. CloudOps’ cloud platform and tool agnostic approach builds on over fifteen years of experience in cloud computing, cloud networking, and DevOps solutions.

CloudOps helps customers use and build cloud platforms, with an emphasis on operational success and networking connectivity. The mission is to ensure customers own their destiny in the cloud™. This means leveraging the flexibility of the cloud while reserving the right to change technologies and components without vendor lock-in, in order to meet changing business goals over time.

Some of CloudOps’ partnerships include CloudMC for edge orchestration software, for Infrastructure as a Service, and CloudBeach for digital workspaces.

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About Telesat:

Backed by a legacy of engineering excellence, reliability, and industry-leading customer service, Telesat is one of the largest and most successful global satellite operators. Telesat works collaboratively with its customers to deliver critical connectivity solutions that tackle the world’s most complex communications challenges, providing powerful advantages that improve their operations and drive profitable growth.

Continuously innovating to meet the connectivity demands of the future, Telesat Lightspeed, the company’s Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite network, will be the first and only LEO network optimized to meet the rigorous requirements of telecom, government, maritime and aeronautical customers. Operating under its global priority Ka-band spectrum rights, Telesat Lightspeed will redefine global satellite connectivity with ubiquitous, affordable, high-capacity links with fibre-like speeds.

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