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Microsoft expands its Azure Space satellite-connectivity options

September 14, 2022

Via: ZDnet

Two years ago, Microsoft launched its Azure Space initiative, focused on making Azure a strong player in the space- and satellite-connectivity cloud market. On September 14, timed with World Satellite Business Week, Microsoft officials are outlining how they plan to expand the company’s portfolio of satellite connectivity.

Officials said today that a new service called Azure Orbital Cloud Access, is entering private preview, starting with U.S. government customers. Azure Orbital Cloud Access is aimed specifically at enterprise IT pros who need connectivity where there aren’t a lot of options. It’s especially targeted at users who cannot sustain even the smallest amount of downtime, like first responders.

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