Microsoft Corp. today debuted Azure Space, a new portfolio of cloud products that will address use cases such as simulating satellite constellations and providing internet connectivity to edge devices. Microsoft said it will work with SpaceX to enable connectivity between its cloud data centers and field-deployed assets.


Azure’s new initiative supports public and private missions in the space industry, but more than other vertical markets, is focused on combining Azure’s existing building blocks with partners that have expertise in the space industry.


Jeff Valentine, chief technology officer at cloud management platform CloudCheckr, told SiliconANGLE.


This makes sense given Azure’s growth into mission-critical workloads and success in building deep relationships with an industry vertical sales motion, just as they do with healthcare, telecommunications and retailers.


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