A plan to operate small data centers in space got a boost this week, as satellite colocation company OrbitsEdge has a launch partner. OrbitsEdge is working with HPE to house a small rack of servers inside a satellite in low-earth orbit (LEO).
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.
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.