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Microsoft Azure Partners With SpaceX to Offer Cloud Computing in Space @themotleyfool #stocks $MSFT $AMZN $VSAT $KTOS

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Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced today that it would partner with Elon Musk’s SpaceX and others to bring cloud computing to the “final frontier.” The initiative, dubbed Azure Space, will use the services of a combined fleet of low-orbit spacecraft and traditional satellites to better connect the evolving space industry with the cloud. 
The service will target both commercial and government space agencies, providing a system of integrated, secure links connecting a variety of cloud, space, and ground capabilities. Microsoft will also provide mobile cloud data centers that can be deployed anywhere across the planet, particularly in challenging environments with little or no infrastructure, which will connect to and communicate with the partner satellites. 

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SpaceX, which has gained a name for itself with the use of a reusable two-stage rocket and astronaut capsules, is working on a constellation of internet-beaming satellites called Starlink, with plans to bring internet service to virtually anywhere on Earth.
The news follows Microsoft’s announcement last month of the launch of Azure Orbital, a service designed to enable satellite operators to communicate with and control their satellites, as well as “gathering, transporting, and processing of geospatial data.” Orbital will also enable operators to …

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PrinterLogic is Chrome Enterprise Recommended

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ST. GEORGE, Utah, Oct. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — PrinterLogic, the world leader in Serverless Printing Infrastructure (SPI), today announced it is Chrome Enterprise Recommended. This designation means our customers can get access to best-in-class Chrome OS solutions that have been extensively tested and verified by Google.
Today’s workforce spends more time than ever in the cloud. And unpredictable global changes have accelerated the urgency for organizations to enable remote workers at scale and speed. Chrome Enterprise Recommended offers technologies across the stack to improve companies’ endpoint computing experience. By optimizing for Chrome OS, partners work directly with Google to extend their product’s functionality, quality, and security. 
With Chrome Enterprise Recommended, enterprises can invest in Chrome OS with the confidence that a community of partners are verified and validated to support them. Enterprises can select from a growing ecosystem of technology partners to speed up deployment times, reduce potential risks of downtime, align with their cloud strategy and get the most value from Chrome Enterprise.
“We are thrilled to be Chrome Enterprise Recommended, having worked closely with Google to ensure our print management solution runs great on Chrome OS.” said Garrett Helmer, Chief Marketing Officer. “Not only that, but the PrinterLogic Chrome OS …

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Microsoft, SpaceX are trying to expand cloud platform into space

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Microsoft is partnering with billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk-led SpaceX and others as it expands its cloud-computing platform into space, the software giant said Tuesday.
The partnership would allow Microsoft to connect its Azure cloud computing platform to SpaceX’s network of low-Earth orbiting satellites, offering the software company an edge in its battle with the rival cloud platform from Jeff Bezos’ Amazon.
Cloud companies have seen a surge in demand this year as more businesses use their services for switching to work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Microsoft in recent months has tested its Azure cloud with satellites in space, and in September unveiled its Azure Space venture, tapping into the demand for data-heavy space services.
The services include “disaster prediction and tracking, increased visibility of supply chains and economic activity, and many others,” the company has said in U.S. regulatory filings.
“Where it makes sense, we will work with you, co-selling to our mutual customers, co-selling to new enterprise and future customers, and basically bring the power of the Starlink connectivity to the Azure infrastructure,” SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell told Tom Keane, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of Azure Global, in a promotional video.
SpaceX, known …

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SpaceX to Use Microsoft Azure for Satellite Cloud Computing – TheStreet

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SpaceX to Use Microsoft Azure for Satellite Cloud ComputingMicrosoft is partnering with SpaceX, Elon Musk’s low-orbit space company, to provide cloud-computing power.Author:Tony OwusuPublish date:Oct 20, 2020 10:24 AM EDTMicrosoft  (MSFT) – Get Report shares were rising following a report that the company was partnering with SpaceX, Elon Musk’s low-orbit space company, to provide cloud-computing power. Microsoft will offer cloud-computing services for space customers using SpaceX’s low-orbit spacecraft, which is being developed, as well as traditional satellite fleets orbiting the earth at higher altitudes. SpaceX will use Microsoft Azure’s orbital emulator, according to an interview with SpaceX Chief Executive Gwynne Shotwell, Space News reported. The emulator is a digital environment that enables users to visualize an entire satellite architecture, test satellite designs and artificial intelligence algorithms, Space News reported. “We will be delivering to the government a number of satellites that host a capability to protect against ballistic weapons,” Shotwell said, according to Space News. “Microsoft will be doing quite a bit of work as a subcontractor, which I think was kind of a funny twist to the relationship here.”Earlier this month SpaceX won a $149 million Department of Defense contract from its Space Development Agency to build four satellites to …

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Everything’s distributed: How EDJX is rethinking computing – Stacey on IoT | Internet of Things news and analysis

everything’s distributed: how edjx is rethinking computing – stacey on iot | internet of things news and analysis

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Distributed computing has been high on my list of useful technologies for almost two decades. And now that everyone is getting excited about the edge, the pendulum is swinging back to some form of distributed computing network that will work in conjunction with the cloud.To be fair, I get excited about distributed computing every few years because to me it seems like the only scalable option for providing computing or networking capabilities or applications to millions of people or devices. But every time I get excited about distributed technology I’m proven wrong. So it’s with a bit of hesitation that I offer up EDJX, a startup out of Raleigh, N.C., that’s building a business connecting other peoples’ servers and infrastructure as a repository for edge processing and data storage.
James Thomason, CTO and co-founder of EDJX. Image courtesy of EDJX.
The company, which has raised $3 million in funding, has deals with organizations such as ITRenew, which buys used gear from the large cloud providers to repurpose as machines that run EDJX’s protocols. James Thomason, CTO and co-founder of EDJX, says the protocols can run on large servers or on devices as small as a …

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Microsoft takes Azure cloud computing into outer space

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Microsoft has announced the next step in its mission to challenge Amazon and bring its cloud computing prowess to the burgeoning space race.
Dubbed Azure Space, Microsoft is going all in to make “Azure the platform and ecosystem of choice for the mission needs of the space community,” according to a blog post from Tom Keane, corporate vice president for Azure Global. Its ultimate goal is to serve as the bridge between low-orbit satellites and new services they enable across the world from both the public and private sectors, spanning telecommunications, agriculture, energy, and government.
The announcement comes just a few months after Amazon launched a dedicated space business unit with a similar mission, while Microsoft last month debuted Azure Orbital, a ground station service to manage and process satellite data in the cloud. As it happens, this is pretty much a direct competitor to the AWS Ground Station offering launched by Amazon last year.
Countless public and private space initiatives have come to the fore over the past few years, such as new constellations of micro-satellites from companies including Amazon and Elon Musk’s SpaceX designed to beam the internet to the farthest reaches of Earth. But harnessing satellite …

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Microsoft to work with Elon Musk’s SpaceX in cloud computing for space customers: WSJ

microsoft to work with elon musk’s spacex in cloud computing for space customers: wsj

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Microsoft Corp.
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is teaming up with Elon Musk’s SpaceX as it takes on Amazon.com Inc.
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in cloud-computing for space customers, the Wall Street Journal reported. Microsoft will offer services using low-orbit spacecraft being developed by SpaceX and traditional satellite fleets circling the earth at higher altitudes, the paper reported. The initiative, which is targeting commercial and government space businesses, launched on Tuesday three months after Amazon Web Services disclosed its space plans. Microsoft will also work with Luxembourg’s SES SA
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which operates a network of larger satellites under the brand O3b. Microsoft is “focused deeply on governments and defense,” Tom Keane, a corporate vice president told WSJ. The space effort, he said, provides an opportunity “to bring commercial technology and innovation to the military.” Microsoft shares were up 1.2% premarket and have gained 36% in the year to date, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average
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has lost 1.2%.

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Microsoft Teams With Elon Musk’s SpaceX to Push Cloud Battle With Amazon Into Orbit

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Microsoft Corp. is teaming with Elon Musk’s SpaceX and others as the software giant opens a new front in its cloud-computing battle with Amazon.com Inc., targeting space customers. Microsoft would help connect and deploy new services using swarms of low-orbit spacecraft being proposed by SpaceX, and more traditional fleets of satellites circling the earth at higher altitudes. Microsoft’s initiative targeting commercial and government space businesses, formally launched Tuesday, comes about three months after Amazon Web Services,…

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Covid-19 acceleration contributes to $1 trillion cloud ecosystem by 2024, says IDC – Cloud Computing News

covid-19 acceleration contributes to $1 trillion cloud ecosystem by 2024, says idc – cloud computing news

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James is editor in chief of TechForge Media, with a passion for how technologies influence business and several Mobile World Congress events under his belt. James has interviewed a variety of leading figures in his career, from former Mafia boss Michael Franzese, to Steve Wozniak, and Jean Michel Jarre. James can be found tweeting at @James_T_Bourne.

The Covid-19 pandemic will continue to drive a faster conversion to cloud-based IT – and according to a new analysis from IDC, the market for cloud services and the wider ecosystem around it could top $1 trillion by 2024.

The findings, from the analyst firm’s Worldwide Whole Cloud Forecast 2020-2024 report, identifies opportunities beyond public cloud services, including dedicated cloud services, enterprise private cloud infrastructure, cloud service provider build and support, and mixed deployment models.

Cloud ‘as a service’ models, be they public or dedicated, will see the strongest growth in revenues during the allotted period, as well as the most overall revenues. IDC forecast a five-year CAGR of 21.0%, with ‘as a service’ contributing more than 60% of all cloud revenues worldwide by 2024.

The wider services market, including cloud-based professional services and management services – in other words, consultants, compliance and monitoring – will be the second …

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Reducing Cloud Infrastructure Complexity – DevOps.com

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