A SpaceX rocket launch conducted on June 30 will conservatively add 30 to 40 terabytes of data per day to cloud services around the world. The SpaceX launch deployed several satellites providing hosted IT services, serving as forerunners to dedicated data centers in the sky.
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.
The industry’s largest players and markets topped the news last month. Here are the 10 most popular stories on Data Center Frontier during May 2021.
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.
Google Cloud will connect to the SpaceX Starlink satellite broadband network, and host Starlink ground stations at Google data center locations, the companies said today. It’s the latest example of how cloud platforms are integrating satellite technology.
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.