SES and IBM to improve satellite access to the Cloud

SES Networks has announced a collaboration agreement IBM to help improve access to applications deployed on the IBM Cloud over satellite, with SES joining the IBM Cloud Direct Link Service Provider Program.

In particular SES aims to leverage its O3b Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite network to connect maritime and other markets to cloud services. O3b broadband systems are MEF CE 2.0 certified, meaning they have been verified as MEF-compliant for attributes such as latency, jitter and throughput.

The goal of the collaboration agreement is to improve access to low-latency cloud services, optimised IoT and AI solutions, dedicated private or remote connectivity, rapid deployment of connectivity services and continuous emergency preparedness strategies, among others.

“Together with our Direct Link service providers, IBM is helping enterprises securely and reliably connect to the cloud and take advantage of high value services including AI, IoT and analytics,” said Gabe Montanti, Global Offering Executive, IBM Cloud.

“The collaboration with SES Networks can help customers connect to the cloud globally especially those in underserved regions of the world.”

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