New York, 14 September 2020. – Microsoft is challenging Amazon in using satellites for cloud connectivity, CNBC reported on 11 September.
Microsoft is looking to challenge Amazon in offering a service that connects satellites directly to the company’s cloud computing network, according to documents the company filed with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last month, CNBC’s space reporter Michael Sheetz reported.
“The effort shows how the two largest providers of cloud infrastructure — data centers in far-flung places that can host websites and run applications with a smorgasbord of computing and storage services — regularly seek to one-up each other,” CNBC said. “That way, the companies can appear ready and willing to meet many of the needs of prospective customers.”
CNBC cited a Microsoft filing to the FCC according to which “Microsoft wants to run the demonstrations before, during and after its Ignite conference for IT professionals, which starts on Sept. 22.”
Microsoft declined CNBC’s request for comment, CNBC said.