Skygone Cloud Powers Open Source Web Mapping Suite - OpenGeo Cloud Edition

September 01, 2010 -- Redlands, CA – Skygone Inc., a leader in geospatial cloud computing, today announces the launch of OpenGeo Cloud Edition; the first fully-supported, open source web-mapping software suite delivered to users via cloud computing.
OpenGeo Cloud Edition consists of proven open source geospatial technology including of PostGIS, GeoServer, OpenLayers and GeoExt; configured, optimized, and deployed to customers on Skygone Cloud as a monthly, pay-as-you-go subscription. The affordable monthly fee includes software, technical support, unlimited bug fixes, and IT infrastructure; including, a cloud server instance, data storage, and bandwidth provided by the geo-savvy IT experts at Skygone.

“Our mission is to make geospatial information more open – publicly available and accessible on compelling platforms that people want. We are thrilled with the cloud computing power and flexibility Skygone allows us to offer our clients,” said Chris Holmes, President of OpenGeo. “OpenGeo Cloud Edition is a natural extension of the extensive work we've performed on installers, and is the next step in making it as easy as possible for people to get started with a supported open source geospatial stack.”
With the ever growing need for on-demand access to enterprise-class geospatial software, Skygone and OpenGeo have created three deployment options for OpenGeo Suite Cloud Edition; including: Community, Enterprise, and Auto-Scaling, which allow end-users to choose the level of service they require to manage and deliver their geospatial data.

“We are proud to team with OpenGeo to provide the first fully-supported cloud deployment of a complete open source web mapping platform,” said Ryan Hughes, CEO of Skygone. “Skygone’s cloud computing capabilities combined with OpenGeo’s amazing support, dashboards access, and unlimited bug fixes means enterprise GIS users finally have a turnkey, fully-supported, open source solution that can be deployed on-demand to meet their web mapping needs.”

For more information, pricing, or to deploy on-demand, visit Skygone’s App Store featuring geospatial technology on the Cloud:

About Skygone:
Skygone, Inc. powers geospatial enterprises with cloud computing. We enable our organizations to implement leading-edge, enterprise-class solutions, quickly and efficiently by leveraging the Cloud. In addition to operating “”, Skygone's depth and experience with Geospatial Technology, 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 OpenGeo:
OpenGeo is a social enterprise working to build the best web-based geospatial technology. The company brings the best practices of open source software to geospatial organizations around the world by providing enterprises with supported, tested, and integrated open source solutions to build the Geospatial Web. OpenGeo also supports open source communities by employing key developers of PostGIS, GeoServer, and OpenLayers. The company has a seven year history of providing successful consulting services and products to clients like Google, Tri-Met, Landgate, and the Open Geospatial Consortium. OpenGeo is the geospatial division of OpenPlans, a New York-based 501(c)(3) non-profit which informs and engages communities through journalism and open source software.

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