Microsoft is working with SpaceX to launch Azure Space to bring cloud computing to the last frontier.
Microsoft is working with SpaceX and SES to launch the technology giant’s new cloud computing business for space. Azure Space, Microsoft Azure’s cloud computing platform, aims to provide mobile data centers for cloud computing that can be used anywhere. For the emerging company, Microsoft has relied on SpaceX’s Starlink Internet satellites and extended its agreement with satellite company SES for Azure Space. Microsoft will gain access to the Starlink broadband network (SpaceX has so far launched more than 800 of the satellites) for the company’s new “Azure Modular Datacenter” (MDC), a data center, an embedded unit that can be deployed anywhere, even “off the grid,” creating remote connectivity access or supporting existing access.