Serco Europe and OVHcloud to evolve ONDA-DIAS in support of Big Data exploitation in 2022


Serco Europe and OVHcloud announce that they are combining their respective expertise to develop a new structured ecosystem for Big Data users, in order to respond to the growing needs for data usage and to support the new space economy.

As data from Earth Observation programmes continue to grow exponentially, with several hundred active satellites currently in orbit, there is a need to manage these data and an increasing demand for the development of value-added applications and more complete geospatial solutions.  These will be based on Big Data, developed by combining satellite data with data from other heterogeneous sources.

In order to address this downstream market, the current partnership between the two companies, with OVHcloud being the Cloud provider for ONDA DIAS, Serco’s cloud platform for Earth Observation, will evolve to provide a new ONDA governance model for the exploitation of ONDA services.  The aim is to provide a more flexible and agile solution to meet customers’ needs and to develop joint programmes supporting start-up companies.

Enlarged ONDA Data offer

As part of the ONDA service evolution, Serco will enlarge the volume of datasets accessible online and will ensure a minimum of six-month online availability by the end of 2021 and access to long term series of data throughout 2022 (two-year coverage of Europe for all Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 Level and 1/2 User Level Data and Selected Thematic datasets).

ONDA new Platform as a service (PaaS)

Serco and OVHcloud will also provide new Platform as a Service (PaaS) services including access to the latest Artificial Intelligence technology, smart storage solutions for third party data archiving and management, New Kubernetes as a service to support users in the development of commercial applications and a new version of the ONDA ENS API (V2.0).

Guido Vingione, Serco Space Business Development Director says “These are exciting times for Big Data exploitation and for our ONDA services. Together with our partner OVHcloud, we are committed to play a key role in supporting the new space economy and providing access to Earth Observation data: this is only the first step in always improving our offer and solution.”  

About Serco Europe

Serco Europe, the European arm of Serco Group, supports governments and international organizations in the delivery of public services. In Europe, Serco operates in three key sectors: space, defense and international organizations and employs more than 1,300 people in nine countries, including Belgium, Czech Republic, France and French Guiana, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland.


Serco Group is a leading provider of public services. Our customers are governments or others operating in the public sector.


ONDA is the Data and Information Access Service (DIAS) led by Serco which, with the aim of facilitating, fostering and expanding the exploitation of Earth Observation satellite data and geospatial information, enables users to build and operate applications in the cloud by providing data access, cloud resources and support services.


About OVHcloud

OVHcloud is a global player and Europe’s leading cloud provider operating over 400,000 servers within 33 data centers across four continents. For 20 years, the Group has relied on an integrated model that provides complete control of its value chain: from the design of its servers, to the construction and management of its data centers, including the orchestration of its fiber-optic network. This unique approach allows it to independently cover all the uses of its 1.6 million customers in more than 140 countries. OVHcloud now offers latest generation solutions combining performance, price predictability and total sovereignty over their data to support their growth in complete freedom.