Microsoft creates portable data center in a box
The modular data center is a big box of servers, designed for places where it's difficult to supply reliable cloud connectivity.
Tech giant Microsoft has created a portable data center for bringing cloud computing to environments that are remote.
According to The Verge, the modular data center is a big box of servers, designed for places where it's difficult to supply reliable cloud connectivity.
For the project, the tech copany is partnering with satellite operators for getting a better connectivity, allowing the Azure Modular Datacenter (MDC) to be used as a mobile command center, or humanitarian assistance, or military missions.
Talking about Azure platform, Microsoft announced that it is partnering with Elon Musk-led SpaceX to provide satellite-powered internet connectivity on Azure.
The firm said that as a part of this partnership Azure Space coupled with SpaceX plan to deliver satellite connectivity between field-deployed assets and cloud resources across the globe to both the public and private sector via SpaceX's Starlink satellite network.
For those of you who don't don't know, Azure Space is Azure's service that aims to deliver innovation to serve the mission needs of the space industry. Starlink satellite network, on the other hand, is a network of low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellites that aims to provide satellite internet connectivity to the parts of the Earth wherein internet connectivity is scarce.
The two companies plan to connect Starlink's high speed and low-latency satellite broadband with Azure's new Modular Data Center (MDC) for achieving their goal. Furthermore, the two companies will also connect Starlink with Microsoft's global network, which includes the Azure edge devices, integrating SpaceX's ground stations with Azure networking capabilities.