SES Networks satellite connectivity powers IBM Cloud customers

SES Networks said it is enabling satellite-based connectivity to IBM Cloud customers globally.
SES Networks connectivitySES 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.

IBM Cloud customers will be able to rely on SES Networks’ O3b Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite network that delivers improved resilience and always-on managed connectivity services.

“Our O3b fleet is designed to make satellite a seamless  connectivity option for solutions for cloud leaders like IBM Cloud,” John-Paul Hemingway, CEO of SES Networks, said in a statement on Thursday.

SES Networks is partnership with IBM will 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.

IBM Cloud’s data center clients can run applications and use cases including low-latency cloud services, optimised IoT and AI solutions, dedicated private or remote connectivity, rapid deployment of connectivity services – powered by SES Networks’ connectivity.

“IBM is helping enterprises securely and reliably connect to the cloud and take advantage of high value services including AI, IoT and analytics,” said Gabe Montanti, global offering executive, IBM Cloud.