Amgen selects AWS for vast majority of cloud infrastructure

Amgen selects AWS for vast majority of cloud infrastructure

The AWS Ground Station unit will build a network of 12 satellite facilities across the world and start operations next year.

The new antennas, known as virtual resilience ground (Verge), will help capture satellite data and connect into the AWS network.

Amgen uses AWS's breadth of functionality, including compute, storage, database, analytics, and machine learning services, to support the development of new applications and to automate processes in the cloud.

Additionally, the Blockchain Express is a five- to six-week cross-industry offering that will provide AWS' clients access to Accenture's specialists and range of services from which they can drive value from the distributed ledger technology within the enterprise.

The innovation services include a new applied intelligence Studio for AWS in Seattle, development of LaunchPad, additional tools and Blockchain Express.

Companies across the financial services industry, like Guardian, are turning to AWS for the reliability, functionality, scalability, and security that often exceed the capabilities of on-premises data centers, said Mike Clayville, Vice President, Worldwide Commercial Sales at AWS.


At present, companies that use satellite data invest large sums in building ground stations, to receive and process satellite data. "Our commitment to our highly regulated customers and helping them leverage the latest AWS Cloud services is a driving force behind this achievement", said Suresh Venkatachari, Chief Executive Officer of 8K Miles.

At present, AWS Ground Station has space firms and satellite imaging companies like Lockheed Martin, BlackSky and Open Cosmos as part of its clientele. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that Ellie Mae, Inc. Jassy showed a map of the planned locations for the ground stations with South Africa among those highlighted, alluding to the fact that a ground station will likely be located close to the group's planned data centre in Cape Town.

The collaboration will allow for a network of low-priced ground-based antennas, developed by Lockheed Martin, which will help capture satellite data and connect into the AWS network. This covers AWS' GovCloud and Secret Regions across almost every data classification.

"With this new system, the image will be crystal clear and this will be crucial for application in autonomous vehicles", Scott said. The company will be using Lockheed Martin's low-priced, ground-based antennas to capture satellite data. This access would be available even during unplanned outages such as a weather event, the companies said.

That's why AWS has partnered with Lockheed Martin to create a small, one-square-foot antenna that will form the core of a network of multiple antennae across the world to pick up data from satellites.

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