Lasers beaming data between satellites in space will be a key enabler of broadband networks using low earth orbit (LEO) satellites, along with smart antennas that can track satellites in the sky. Here’s a closer look at these two technologies.
Space and SPACs were hot topics last month on Data Center Frontier, including SpaceX Starlink’s broadband plans and Cyxtera going public through a merger. Here the 10 most popular stories on DCF in February 2021.
SpaceX, Amazon, OneWeb and Telesat all plan to offer low-latency broadband via constellations of low-earth orbit (LEO) satellites. Here’s an overview of the LEO broadband players, strategies and what these services will mean for the data center industry.
The cloud is extending to the stars. On the DCF Show Podcast, Rich Miller talks with satellite expert Doug Mohney about how Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure are using satellites to extend their cloud platforms beyond the atmosphere.
Microsoft Azure Space will feature satellite broadband from SpaceX Starlink and SES, which will support the Azure Modular Data Center (MDC) to create satellite-connected edge data centers.
Microsoft will get into the satellite IT business with its new Azure Orbital ground station service. “We are extending Azure from under the sea to outer space,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.
Amazon will invest $10 billion in Project Kuiper, a satellite network to provide broadband Internet service. Analysts say Amazon’s ambitions in space could expand the market for its online retail and cloud computing businesses.
Data Centers in space? Several space startups are integrating micro-data centers into their satellite designs, offering computing power to process satellite imaging data or monitor distributed sensors for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Here’s a closer look.
AWS Ground Station is positioning Amazon’s infrastructure as the key link in the fast-growing stream of image data between satellites and cloud data centers. Here’s a closer look at AWS and its leadership in cloud services for commercial space startups.
A new wave of commercial satellite imaging companies are collecting upwards of 100 terabytes (TB) or more per day, filling data centers and enabling granular analysis of trends that drive our economy.