Insitu is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company and a pioneer in unmanned aerial aircraft systems. The ability of its aircraft to travel for miles and collect data across austere environments has made the company a natural fit for the U.S. Department of Defense. However, the company now sees an opportunity to bring their technology to the commercial sector. The benefits of Insitu’s data collection and processing capabilities are immense for industries like oil and gas, rail transportation and utilities.
To drive this growth, Insitu envisioned a cloud service offering on top of Amazon Web Services (AWS) by which its customers could gain their own cloud environments. They could store and analyze any sized data sets depending on projects at hand for near real-time decision-making.
Insitu worked with World Wide Technology (WWT) to achieve this vision and develop what would become their INEXA™ Cloud capability. “What Institu was looking for was a full breadth of capabilities, from user experience development to API development to core services development to security to DevOps to infrastructure management, automation, quality assurance, agile training — the complete gamut,” said Rahul Thakkar, director of Commercial Cloud for Insitu.
World Wide Technology made a great offer to us. It wasn’t just to provide programmers to work on problems that were defined by us but to co-develop the idea that was INEXA Cloud at that point in time. – Rahul Thakkar, director of Commercial Cloud for Insitu
WWT worked with Insitu to implement a DevOps adoption and improvement cycle that included readiness assessments across multiple business units, ideation on main obstacles and desired business outcomes, agile coaching, application development, automation optimization and training processes.
“INEXA cloud becomes a method of communication, a method of movement, a method of analysis of your content and the success has been the fact that it’s getting used globally right now,” Thakkar said.
Thanks to WWT, not only does Insitu have a powerful cloud service offering that enables better decision-making for their customers, but they also have a platform for future innovations around cloud computing, data storage and application development.
“I would say right now we’re at chapter one of Insitu’s cloud journey,” said Jon Damush, chief growth officer for Insitu. “I expect there will be many, many chapters in this book.”