Amazon unveils its own server chip, challenging Intel on price

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AWS Ground Station, the company believes, could aid timely downlink without the need to buy or maintain expensive infrastructure.

AWS IoT Events (available in preview) is also a managed service that lets industrial, consumer and commercial customers detect and respond to events from many different IoT sensors and applications.

AWS' move with Arm is a fascinating one as for years the data centre market has effectively been monopolised by Intel's x86 architecture, accounting for around 95 percent.

Graviton can run web services and other applications that are less intensive and perform well when many servers work together on the same task, Amazon said.

By contrast, AWS insists that by using Elemental MediaConnect, customers can build mission-critical live video transport workflows in a fraction of the time and cost of satellite or fibre and get broadcast-grade monitoring and management. The service, Jassy hopes, will allow customers to download data from satellites into AWS Global Infrastructure Regions more easily and inexpensively. "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. "We provide direct access to AWS services and AWS Global Infrastructure, including our low-latency, global fibre network right where your data is downloaded into our AWS Ground Station". (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian) has selected AWS as its preferred cloud provider, and is moving the majority of its workloads to AWS for greater agility, reliability, and functionality. For AWS customers in the government or regulated industries, this includes the AWS GovCloud and Secret Regions that carry the full range of data classifications, including Unclassified, Sensitive, Secret, and Top Secret.

Amazon's space-age service will take advantage of a strategic collaboration with Lockheed Martin to talk to the thousands of satellites in Low Earth Orbit.

Customers and partners now previewing the AWS Ground Station are Lockheed Martin, Digital Globe, HawkEye, Advanced Space, Open Cosmos, Black Sky, Capella Space and others.

Lockheed Martin Verge is now available in private beta for customers with satellites that support S-band frequencies and can downlink in the Denver, Colorado area.

Lockheed Martin has developed the Verge Antennae network to support the capture and delivery of satellite data to AWS. This allows reduction in data processing and analysis times - from hours to minutes or seconds - for use cases like weather prediction or natural disaster imagery. The company says general availability and expansion to the higher frequency X-band will be announced in the future.

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