Amazon Web Services (AWS) is providing a delivery platform for new applications from its satellite data customers, including LOTS of earth observation imagery. Here’s a closer look at the AWS cloud’s growing business in space data.
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) has effectively created the cloud market and continues to be a leader in the cloud computing sector. AWS provides an incredible array of services on top of their cloud platform, from storage and networking, to machine learning and game development. Amazon continuously innovates at every level of computing, from the design of their hyperscale data centers down to the semiconductors in their servers.
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) has spent $35 billion on its cloud computing infrastructure in Northern Virginia over the past 10 years, illustrating the enormous impact data centers can have on regional economies.
Newly-announced solar and wind projects bring Amazon’s total renewable energy investments to date to 10 gigawatts (GW), and amplifies the huge role of cloud computing platforms in leading a society-wide transition to renewable energy.
Satellite operator SES has joined the AWS Direct Connect program, creating new options for edge computing applications to use satellite broadband to connect to the cloud through space.
Cloud providers Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are building relationships with satellite companies. Here’s a closer look at the distinctive strategies these cloud players are adopting as they seek to built two-way business connections between the cloud and space.
The Amazon Web Services cloud now stores more than 100 trillion objects, the company said this week as it marked the 15th anniversary of its launch. That illustrates how the growth of data – and data centers – is transforming our world.
It’s been a strange and extraordinary year, in which many existing data center trends have been amplified by the pandemic. Here are the 10 most popular stories on Data Center Frontier in 2020, ranked by page views.
Amazon Web Services has begun designing its own rack-level Micro UPS units for its data centers, eliminating a centralized UPS in a move that will dramatically improve the power efficiency of its cloud computing operations.
Amazon today announced a massive investment in 3.4 gigawatts (GW) of solar and wind power, which will accelerate the company’s timeline to power its AWS cloud infrastructure with renewable energy by five years.
Data center developers are scrambling to add capacity, as this year’s record leasing activity has consumed much of the available supply of server space. Several leading markets are seeing a boom in construction.