ERDAS Releases ERDAS APOLLO on the Cloud

Norcross, GA — ERDAS announces the release of ERDAS APOLLO on the Cloud, a new cloud-based geospatial data management and delivery solution. ERDAS APOLLO on the Cloud provides a simple entry point into the geospatial server world.

ERDAS APOLLO on the Cloud is a turnkey solution.  This all-inclusive, pay-as-you-go monthly subscription makes it easy to understand your total cost of ownership. Organizations can maintain their entire geospatial serving operation in a highly secure, scalable environment, eliminating the need for in-house hardware, IT head count and expertise.  The shared infrastructure costs and low management overhead available in this offering translate into quantifiable savings for the customer.

Available immediately to customers in the USA, this solution is ideal for GIS users that want a quick server implementation with elasticity. ERDAS APOLLO on the Cloud is ideal for organizations that have limited IT infrastructure and expertise, yet still want to web-enable their large volumes of geospatial data. This solution is also a good alternative for users requiring a geospatial server solution on an intermittent basis or for a one-time project.

This offering provides all of the comprehensive data management and delivery power of ERDAS APOLLO Professional as an affordable monthly subscription service. This fully-loaded package includes everything you need to run your solution on the cloud, including your software license, computing infrastructure, storage and bandwidth.

“Many GIS users do not have the capability or infrastructure to support a geospatial server. We are excited that this cloud-based solution opens this opportunity to a new group of customers,” said Joel Campbell, President, ERDAS. “ERDAS APOLLO is the best solution on the market for managing and delivering geospatial data. ERDAS APOLLO on the Cloud is a unique implementation offered on a monthly basis, providing organizations with a well supported and flexible offering.”

With the proven ERDAS APOLLO suite of products, organizations can securely catalog and make sense of rich, geospatial data and metadata, and deliver these assets with unprecedented variability and performance. ERDAS APOLLO implements an out-of-the box Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).  On top of handling terabytes of images, ERDAS APOLLO easily delivers feature data, terrain and virtually any geospatial data object.

ERDAS APOLLO on the Cloud is available in a secure, off-site environment that customers can access on demand.  Hosting services are facilitated by Skygone Cloud, experienced GIS professionals strictly focused on cloud-based GIS solutions and implementations. 

To purchase, or learn more about ERDAS APOLLO on the Cloud, please visit or register for the upcoming webinar that will be held on July 27, 2010. This is the first ERDAS product available on the cloud, with plans for other offerings to be available in this environment in the future.

To learn more about ERDAS, please visit or call +1 770 776 3400, toll free +1 877 GO ERDAS.

ERDAS – The Earth to Business Company – helps organizations harness the information of the changing earth for greater advantage. ERDAS creates geospatial business systems that transform our earth’s data into business information, enabling individuals, businesses and public agencies to quickly access, manage, process and share that information from anywhere.  Using secure geospatial information, ERDAS solutions improve employee, customer and partner visibility to information, enabling them to respond faster and collaborate better. It also means better decision-making, increased productivity and new revenue streams. Welcome to ERDAS: a trusted name, with a new energy, and a new vision. Earth to business starts here.  ERDAS is a part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden. For more information about ERDAS or its products and services, please call +1 770 776 3400, toll free +1 866 534 2286, or visit

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