Google and SpaceX have signed an agreement to install Starlink terminals in Google Cloud data centers around the world.
The companies say the deal is mutually beneficial, as it will allow SpaceX to use cloud power for Starlink customers, while extending the satellite Internet’s fast Internet to Google’s enterprise cloud customers.
“Combining Starlink’s high-speed, low-latency broadband with Google’s infrastructure and capabilities provides global organizations with the fast, secure connection that modern organizations expect,” said Gwynne Shotwell, president and CEO. SpaceX operations.
Elon Musk’s space company, which signed a similar agreement with Microsoft’s Azure cloud service last year, will install the first Starlink terminal at Google’s data center in New Albany, Ohio.
Secure data delivery
Once the network is operational, Google says large organizations, such as public sector agencies or companies operating in remote areas, will be able to benefit from the constellation of Starlink satellites to deliver data and applications to the cloud at the limit. .
“We are excited to partner with SpaceX to ensure that organizations with distributed footprints have quick, secure, and fast access to the critical applications and services they need to keep their computers running,” said Urs Hölzle, senior vice president. of Google Cloud Infrastructure.
To date, SpaceX has successfully placed more than 1,500 Starlink satellites in low Earth orbit and plans to launch several more in the near future.
The combined Starlink-Google Cloud features are expected to be available to customers by the end of 2021.
Via The Verge