Terradepth Case Study
Terradepth provides organizations around the world with online ocean-based data generated by autonomous submersible vehicles. Lyve™ Mobile by Seagate® provides the ruggedized, high-capacity, easily integrated solution that helps Terradepth offload that data quickly and securely.
Terradepth relies on 96TB Lyve Mobile Arrays for loads of mass-capacity data collection
Speed matters when it comes to uploading and sharing mass data with teams around the world—and Lyve Mobile delivers.
Because Lyve Mobile is easy to set up, plug in, and use, it’s the perfect solution for harsh and challenging environments like the ocean.
The Terradepth team can confidently transport data thanks to AES 256-bit hardware encryption and key management in a rugged, lockable case.
Terradepth, headquartered in Austin, TX, was founded in 2018 with the aim to provide Ocean Data as a Service (ODaaS) upon realizing there was a need to provide customers with the ability to collect ocean data, as well as make it more highly available and easier to access for analysis via collaborative, cloud-backed, browser-based tools.
The question became—how can we share this valuable information with all these people in a modern, internet-based way? Terradepth’s aim was to make the data journey from autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) to end users for review and action quick and easy.
Terradepth’s submersibles operate in some of the most inhospitable spots on the planet, frequently in the most remote ocean depths. When developing their operations, they knew they’d be challenged to provide reliable data transfer from their AUVs to their customers. Often, traditional networking from their survey locations isn’t an option, thereby requiring a steadfast solution in severe environments.
Terradepth began working with Seagate early on during its business development. They required a data transfer solution that was ruggedized for extreme environments, could easily connect to their AxVs, handle the high amount of data that their missions produce, and be just as easy to connect back into a data center rack for ingestion and immediate use within their Absolute Ocean platform. Seagate was able to deliver with their Lyve Mobile Array; a data transfer as a service solution for Terradepth’s ocean data as a service.
“We were introduced to Lyve Mobile early, with an initial need for high volume data collection,” Childress said. “We have vehicles that will collect dozens of gigabytes of data in a very short period of time, with certain sensor suites that could collect many terabytes of data in just a few days. We (now) have a system, in Lyve Mobile, that operates out in the open ocean for extended periods of time and offers high volume capabilities.”
“To get data off the platform and into a usable network as quickly as possible, leveraging high-capacity, easily mobile systems like Lyve Mobile, that’s a pitch we can make, and have made, to our customers.”