The KNMI (Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute) is widely known for its weather forecasts. The KNMI weather room is on standby 24/7 to warn citizens in the Netherlands of dangerous or extreme weather. It provides advice to the government, port companies, and Schiphol Airport. It also provides data and services to weather providers, such as Buienradar and news programs. eThe KNMI also holds vast amounts of (historical) climate data, dating back to the 17th century, that is run through analytic models.
Because the KNMI delivers open data and there are no personal data that need to be protected, they were one of the first government organizations to move to the public cloud. After the organization migrated to Amazon Web Services (AWS) four years ago, the security of the data needed to be highly protected. In addition, many stakeholders are dependent on the KNMI’s data - including its meteorologist at Schiphol. If the data needed for air traffic was hacked or corrupted, serious consequences could take place. To ensure the safety, availability, and reliability of this data, the KNMI chose Trend Cloud One™ for protection of their data in the AWS cloud.
“Trend Micro focuses broadly on all security aspects of the multi-cloud, not just on one small piece. That’s exactly what the KNMI was looking for. The hosting for our research and its security is very important. Trend presented itself with the Cloud One platform as the best,” said Ekko Huizenga, product owner at the KNMI