Recently Microsoft announced a series of updates around Azure Space, their offering combing cloud and space. The company now brings Azure Orbital to general availability (GA), offers a new service with Azure Orbital Cloud Access in preview, and advances the digital transformation of satellite communication networks.
The collective impact of these announcements points towards two key outcomes. First, Microsoft is dedicated to democratizing the possibilities of space by unlocking connectivity and data with the Microsoft Cloud.
Second, the company can also help support the digital transformation for our customers and partners in the space industry by using the flexible, scalable compute power in Azure.
Azure Orbital Cloud Access brings connectivity from the cloud wherever businesses and public sector organizations need it the most. Across the space ecosystem, we are seeing a proliferation of low-latency satellite communication networks. This massive new expansion of connectivity across fiber, cellular, and satellite networks demands a new approach to connectivity, one which intelligently prioritizes traffic across these options, and bridges resilient connectivity into a seamless cloud experience.