Iridium, a satellite network company, recently partnered with Amazon Web Services in an effort to take cloud computing technologies to space.
In a mutually beneficial deal, AWS Partner Network incorporates Iridium into the equation to take cloud-based web hosting to space, as Iridium will finish deploying its latest constellation of satellites later this year. This service has been named Iridium CloudConnect.
The satellite service named Iridium NEXT will be shipped to space via SpaceX, where the 66 Satellites would be able to cover the length and breadth of the planet with voice and broadband speed data and internet services.
As a part of the AWS Partner Network, the constellation would also be able to provide Cloud services provided by Amazon in addition to their pre-existing voice, internet, and data services.
Iridium has been working on making on working new deals in the Internet of Things industry, and that too in high volumes.
Combined with the AWS Cloud services, Iridium would now be able to provide IoT enabled services and capabilities through the AWS Cloud. In exchange for that, AWS would have a far greater reach than now.
Iridium CloudConnect is a major disruption for satellite IoT. Costs will drop, time to market will speed up, the risk will be reduced, and AWS IoT customers that choose Iridium CloudConnect can now enjoy true global connectivity for their solutions.
Amazon would now be able to provide their services to developers looking for a single communications platform, hence increasing the inflow of customers.
As for Iridium, their IoT services haven’t been pickup up as many customers as required.
A co-operation with Amazon will not only make their reach greater, and their presence more defined, but they will also be able to service more customers and gain more profits via the help of AWS Cloud services.
It is a mutually beneficial move, which has the potential to turn out great for both parties involved.