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SES to Connect IBM Cloud Users via O3b Satellites

By | October 4, 2018
Inside an IBM Cloud Data Center. Photo: Connie Zhou for IBM

Inside an IBM Cloud Data Center. PhotoConnie Zhou for IBM)

SES Networks deal with IBM could be a sign of things to come for the operator as it looks to do deals with a more varied set of business customers going forward. Through the IBM Cloud Direct Link Service Provider Program, SES Networks is aiming to enable high-performance, fiber-like connectivity to IBM Cloud customers globally. SES Networks is using satellite-based connectivity to deliver an improved digital experience in customer segments such as governments, global telecommunications, maritime, aerospace, energy, and other markets with remote or mobile end points.

With cloud adoption increasing worldwide, SES Networks is collaborating with IBM to help ensure that applications and solutions can be deployed on the IBM Cloud to markets that currently have limited connectivity due to unreliable or non-existent terrestrial networks.  The O3b constellation is a Non-Geostationary Orbit (NGSO) satellite system that delivers broadband connectivity with fiber-like performance. O3b broadband solutions are also Metro Ethernet Forun (MEF) Carrier Ethernet (CE) 2.0 certified.

With SES Networks’ connectivity and IBM Cloud’s global data center footprint and services, clients will be able to build and run a wide range of applications and use cases for the digital era. This includes low-latency cloud services, optimized Internet of Things (IOT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions, dedicated private or remote connectivity, rapid deployment of connectivity services and continuous emergency preparedness strategies, among others.