TAMPA, Florida – SpaceX will install ground stations in Google’s data centers for its Starlink broadband satellites as part of a new cloud partnership.
The alliance aims to extend the reach of Google Cloud customers to their data, services and applications without the need for nearby cell towers.
Once connected to a Starlink constellation, which is becoming increasingly available worldwide, they can increase performance by running applications in Google data centers.
Gwynne Shotwell, President and Chief Operating Officer of SpaceX, said Starlink customers in return will leverage Google’s infrastructure and capabilities for secure connections.
Urs Hölzle, senior vice president of infrastructure at Google Cloud, said in a statement, “Applications and services running in the cloud can be transformative for businesses, whether they are in a highly connected or remote environment .
“We are very excited to be working with SpaceX to ensure that …