“It just makes sense logistically,” commented Jake Madders, one of the company’s directors. “Data centres are well suited for remote locations, where real estate is cheap and security is easy. Launching outside of our planet means unlimited room to grow, highly reduced risk and a whole load of mission-critical solar energy – what could be better?”
Hyve was the first VMware enterprise partner, and its move towards automation with self-healing make an orbiting data centre the next logical step in Hyve’s development. The costs of building and maintaining a conventional data centre – once factors such as power, people and connectivity are considered – could easily run up a bill of half a billion dollars.
Hyve predicts that, with the sun serving as a free energy source and offering zero carbon footprint, the cost of getting a data centre into space could be as little as $100 million, a fact that is likely to prove attractive to public sector customers in particular.
“Everything is moving to the cloud. We’re moving above the cloud. Literally.” Madders added.
“We’re launching the ultimate mission-critical failover,” commented Jon Lucas, Jake’s business partner. “Sooner or later, whole countries will be targeted and attacked – not just cities. Our best of breed SpaceHosting will be there to make sure your site never goes down.”
Exact dates for the launch are yet to be scheduled, but Lucas predicts that their data centre will be in orbit by the end of 2019.
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