back to article To bring data down from the heavens, come to GSaaS, says Microsoft as it launches Azure Orbital

Microsoft has come up with a way to de-orbit data and land it in a cloud. Named Azure Orbital and promising ground-station-as-a-service (GSaaS), the offering is aimed at satellite operators whose assets aren't in geostationary orbits and must therefore deal with multiple ground stations to retrieve their data. Microsoft's aim …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Very original M$

    Does Microsoft have ANY original thoughts? Just blatantly copying other companies time and again; done it with Windows, Windows server, Office, Exchange, virtualisation, cloud to name but a few.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Another AWS service copied

    Will they ever invent anything themselves...

    1. Jon 37 Silver badge

      Re: Another AWS service copied

      If you want to be able to choose between competing cloud providers, you should *want* them to all offer the same stuff. That way they have to compete on price and/or reliability and/or quality.

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