TAMPA, Fla. — SES has expanded its partnership with Amazon World-wide-web Expert services (AWS), enabling satellite shoppers to join straight to its cloud-dependent purposes.
According to SES, it is the very first satellite operator to move complex and company evaluations for specifically connecting with AWS cloud expert services, without likely as a result of a virtual private network (VPN).
The company mentioned its ‘AWS Direct Connect’ companion status provides prospects on its satellite network, which operates in geostationary (GEO) and medium earth orbit (MEO), a focused link to AWS at speeds from 50 megabits for each next up to 100 gigabits for each 2nd.
Other cloud suppliers run similar packages for immediately connecting satellite networks to their solutions.
In September 2019, SES said it became an ‘ExpressRoute’ associate for Microsoft’s Azure cloud expert services.
These partnerships permit satellite shoppers to effectively run purposes from spots with limited for no terrestrial communications, though providing cloud companies a backup network if their fiber or other infrastructure fails.
SpaceX lately explained it would install floor stations in Google’s facts facilities for its Starlink broadband satellites as portion of their cloud partnership.
SES is also jointly investing in ground stations for Azure Orbital, Microsoft’s managed company remedy for operating satellites.
Amazon has a identical services termed AWS Ground Station and is also scheduling its own satellite broadband constellation, Challenge Kuiper.
“Accomplishing AWS Immediate Connect Associate status is one more milestone in our cloud-to start with technique to provide buyers with direct entry to various cloud suppliers so they have adaptability to run workloads in diverse clouds primarily based on region, functionality, use situation or other enterprise factors,” stated JP Hemingway, CEO of SES Networks.
“Our multi-orbit community gives a mixture of global coverage and high-efficiency, lower-latency connections that can get customers’ knowledge into AWS from almost any place.”