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Spookfish selects NEXTDC to colocate IT infrastructure

Spookfish is pleased to announce that it has achieved another important milestone, entering into a Master Services Agreement and securing capacity with NEXTDC Limited (ASX: NXT), Australia’s leading Data-Centre-as-a-Service provider, to colocate its scalable IT processing infrastructure and public cloud connectivity services.

The Agreement will allow Spookfish to provide rapid turn-around of imagery from data ingestion and processing post flight to published output products as part of its Geospatial Data-as-a-Service to customers, as well as direct connectivity options for major customers.

NEXTDC was selected from a range of providers due to its national footprint, diverse range of connectivity options and ability to best support Spookfish’s planned growth while minimising risk.

NEXTDC CEO, Craig Scroggie, said “We are very excited to welcome Spookfish to the NEXTDC ecosystem as a group on the forefront of global innovation in the GIS sector. Spookfish’s exciting growth strategy and hybrid cloud solution is ideally suited to NEXTDC’s flexible and scalable data centre services.”

After laying the foundations last quarter for a rapid international expansion strategy via its partnership with leading North American GIS company, EagleView Technologies Inc., Spookfish Executive Chairman, Mr Jason Marinko, said the Agreement with NEXTDC was an important milestone in Spookfish’ strategy to launch independently in Australia.

“Our agreement with NEXTDC will enable Spookfish to optimise data processing costs and rapidly scale up to meet our significant data processing requirements given the leading edge aerial imaging technology we have developed.”

“As Australia’s largest independent data centre operator with a strategic national footprint, NEXTDC is best placed to host our infrastructure and importantly provide the necessary flexibility to meet our longer term requirements. We expect our IT infrastructure to be installed and operational within weeks to allow us to begin addressing the pent up market demand for our services,” added Mr Marinko.

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