TAMPA, Fla. — SES has expanded its partnership with Amazon Net Services (AWS), enabling satellite buyers to link directly to its cloud-primarily based purposes.
According to SES, it is the initial satellite operator to go complex and business enterprise opinions for instantly connecting with AWS cloud services, with no heading by way of a digital non-public community (VPN).
The business said its ‘AWS Direct Connect’ associate status offers customers on its satellite community, which operates in geostationary (GEO) and medium earth orbit (MEO), a devoted connection to AWS at speeds from 50 megabits per 2nd up to 100 gigabits per 2nd.
Other cloud providers operate comparable packages for specifically connecting satellite networks to their products and services.
In September 2019, SES said it grew to become an ‘ExpressRoute’ companion for Microsoft’s Azure cloud solutions.
These partnerships enable satellite shoppers to proficiently operate applications from spots with constrained for no terrestrial communications, even though providing cloud companies a backup network if their fiber or other infrastructure fails.
SpaceX not too long ago claimed it would install floor stations in Google’s information facilities for its Starlink broadband satellites as portion of their cloud partnership.
SES is also jointly investing in floor stations for Azure Orbital, Microsoft’s managed services resolution for operating satellites.
Amazon has a identical support identified as AWS Ground Station and is also preparing its possess satellite broadband constellation, Venture Kuiper.
“Accomplishing AWS Immediate Join Associate standing is a further milestone in our cloud-first technique to offer shoppers with immediate access to multiple cloud providers so they have flexibility to run workloads in different clouds based mostly on region, perform, use case or other business elements,” stated JP Hemingway, CEO of SES Networks.
“Our multi-orbit community supplies a mixture of international coverage and significant-effectiveness, lower-latency connections that can get customers’ information into AWS from just about anywhere.”