Next-Generation Platform for Geospatial Intelligence
Project Lead: Ray Helmering, Vice President of Product Engineering
Project Description: Set to launch in April 2008, GeoEye-1 is a next-generation high-resolution remote sensing satellite that will process in excess of 5TB of satellite imagery per day. To provide reliability and scalability, GeoEye deployed Appistry EAF to virtualize its applications across more than 50 Linux-based commodity machines. As a result, GeoEye was able to focus on honing its image processing algorithms, while the Appistry platform economically processed each image in the 6-minute window required by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and other customers.
Georgia Aquarium www.georgiaaquarium.org
IT Infrastructure Installment
Project Lead: Beach Clark, Vice President of Information Technology
Project Description: As diverse as its population of 100,000-plus aquatic denizens, the Georgia Aquarium's IT infrastructure taps a broad array of platforms to meet the needs of employees, guests, and sea critters alike, providing everything from payroll services and online ticketing to feeding scheduling and water filtration management. [ Read the full Georgia Aquarium finalist profile | See Top 10 Finalists slideshow ]
Distributed Agile Development Platform
Project Lead: Manish Rathi, Senior Project Manager
Project Description: Seeking to establish an internal method and platform that could support agile software product development across multiple time zones and borders, GlobalLogic built the Velocity Engineering Platform. The open source development platform taps open integration protocols (XML/RPC, SOAP, RSS, and so on) and configuration mechanisms to facilitate, manage, and monitor product development at a global level. The core of Velocity is built on Atlassian's JiRA and includes technology from Subversion, Quickbuild, Fisheye, and Clover.
Golder Associates www.golder.com
Global Collaboration Initiative
Project Lead: Joe Potegal, Senior Network Engineer
Project Description: Golder Associates launched a real-time collaboration initiative for more than 5,500 employees, centered on SharePoint and integrating document collaboration, Exchange, Veritas NetBackup, and AutoCAD. To keep the network from bogging down across its 150-plus offices, the group installed Riverbed WAN optimization technology. Future plans include the rollout of Microsoft Systems Management Server.