On Thursday, Google won a deal to offer cloud services to Elon Musk’s SpaceX. It has a slew of Starlink satellites to offer high-speed Internet.
The report says, the space giant SpaceX set up ground stations within Google’s data centers that connect to the Starlink satellites. It is enabling fast and secure internet services through Google Cloud, the search giant stated.
The newly added service will be available in the second half of 2021 for enterprise customers. The deal came forward when the demand for cloud-computing services has flown, with players like Microsoft and Amazon dominating the marketplace. Several cloud companies have also tapped into the telecoms sector, major thanks go to the high demand for 5G connectivity.
As per the latest earnings report, Google’s cloud business accounts for about 7% of its total revenue.
In October 2020, Microsoft won a similar deal from SpaceX to connect its Azure cloud computing platform to Starlink.
The space giant SpaceX is known for its reusable rockets and astronaut capsules. It is ramping up satellite production for Starlink, a growing constellation of hundreds of internet-beaming satellites that Elon Musk hopes will generate enough revenue to help fund SpaceX’s interplanetary goals.