Skygone Cloud is platform of choice for ERDAS APOLLO on the Cloud deployment

July 07, 2010 -- Redlands, CA – Skygone Inc., an innovative GIS Cloud Computing company, today announces the launch of ERDAS APOLLO on the Cloud, a new ERDAS offering, powered by Skygone Cloud. In response to literally thousands of requests for on-demand access to enterprise-class GIS software, ERDAS and Skygone have teamed to deliver a monthly, pay-as-you-go, cloud-based subscription to ERDAS APOLLO software.

This single-tenant, customizable, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering enables organizations to take full advantage of the industry-best features of ERDAS APOLLO Professional for managing and delivering geospatial data, without additional IT burden or upfront licensing costs. ERDAS APOLLO on the Cloud is a complete, ready-to-deploy package that includes all software licensing, server infrastructure, data storage, and bandwidth as a single, predictable monthly cost.

“Many GIS organizations do not possess the IT staff or data center infrastructure to support an enterprise GIS server deployment. We are excited that we could use cloud computing to offer the power of ERDAS APOLLO 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; combine that with the GIS focus and cloud expertise of Skygone, and we are providing organizations with a well supported, flexible offering to meet their GIS needs.”

“We are amazed by the capabilities of ERDAS APOLLO and are excited to be offering it to users so accessibly through Skygone Cloud.” said Ryan Hughes, CEO of Skygone Inc. “When you talk to ERDAS, you can tell they not only understand what GIS users demand, but they are committed to delivering solutions to those demands that put the user’s needs first. Ultimately, we’re here to take away some of the current IT burden that prevents GIS professionals from focusing on their core GIS missions… ERDAS APOLLO on the Cloud is a huge step toward this goal.”

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

About Skygone:
Skygone, Inc. powers GIS enterprises with Cloud Computing. We enable our customers to implement leading-edge, enterprise-class solutions, quickly and efficiently by leveraging the Cloud. In addition to operating “”, Skygone's depth and experience with GIS, Cloud Computing, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Virtualization, Green Technologies, and Data Center Consolidation services has made Skygone the go-to service provider for organizations around the globe. Contact Skygone at:; 1-888-SKY-GIS1; Twitter: @Skygone.

About 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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