Tom Keane is the Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Azure under the Microsoft umbrella. They help developers and empower software development in the community. Microsoft Azure provides software tools and platforms to support various industries such as healthcare, finance, and space.
Under his leadership, Microsoft has expanded its activities to space. They are bringing approachability, power, and the security of the developers to the forefront. Microsoft has a platform for on-orbit computing which ensures artificial intelligence workloads are connected to the hyperscale Azure cloud. According to Tom Keane, this will reduce the barrier of space navigation by increasing the flexibility of software solutions.
Through the efforts of Microsoft Azure, developers can build space workloads by leveraging the productivity of the tools and Azure services. They help them develop, deploy, operate and analyze space applications in orbit and on the ground. Azure has partnered with NASA and Hewlett Packard Enterprise to test AI at the ultimate edge for Astronaut Safety. Tom Keane is the one in charge of these partnership projects at Microsoft Corporation.
Tom Keane explains more. Microsoft has also partnered with Thales Alenia Space to validate on-orbit compute technologies with a demonstration at the International Space Station. The partnership will provide an on-orbit computer and an application framework, and high-performance earth observation sensors to unlock new climates. This will enable data processing on-orbit to ensure earth’s sustainability.
The high-quality computing power will enable research teams to conduct remote sensing. This cutting-edge technology will help in gathering information and observation insights for surveillance, understanding the planet’s protection. Tom Keane has also established a new partnership with Loft Orbital. This partnership will be essential in testing, developing and validating software for space application. This will enable Microsoft Azure to provide Loft’s space infrastructure and platforms more efficiently.