Through the IBM Cloud Direct Link Service Provider Program, SES Networks is enabling high-performance, fibre-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, the company said.
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. SES Networks´ O3b Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite network delivers improved resilience and always-on managed connectivity services to IBM Cloud customers.
The O3b constellation is the only non-geostationary satellite system today that delivers broadband connectivity with fibre-like performance. O3b broadband solutions are the only satellite-enabled services that are MEF CE 2.0 certified. The certification in all CE 2.0 service types recognises SES Networks´ ability to offer MEF-compliant service level agreements for key attributes such as latency, jitter and throughput.
SES is the world´s satellite operator with over 70 satellites in two different orbits, Geostationary Orbit (GEO) and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO). It provides a diverse range of customers with global video distribution and data connectivity services through two business units: SES Video and SES Networks. Further information is available at: www.ses.com