In the Detraxi solution the cloud data center becomes the satellite gateway. No complex onboard
processing is required on the spacecraft with all flexibility and adaptability provided with heavy lifting on the ground in the virtualized cloud computing domain. In plain view costly legacy hardware both in
space and on the ground, will be shifted into virtual operations, maximizing low cloud-based costs.
The geosynchronous satellite communications industry has changed little in the past 40 years and has
resisted the software virtualization of the wider IT industry. An architecture locked in the past, restricted by RF stove piping and thus constrained in the hardware domain. It is a niche multi-billion-dollar industry reaching out for disruption and jumping forward to the capability of the wider IT, software, and communications industry. The maturation of software defined radios and software defined networking enables the true (NFV) Network Function Virtualization of the ground to space gateway operation.
Consider the revolutionary impact of Virtualized business models on stale, underserved businesses. Uber is successful because it found very specific needs that were not being met by traditional taxis or car services. As its website says quite succinctly, these three needs are: request from anywhere, ride with style and convenience, and hassle-free payment. These could also be called differentiators. To achieve true disruption of this industry, Uber pieced together existing technology into the virtualized domain to enable to a greatly enhanced value chain.
With Detraxi, Cloud computing in the virtualized domain, will truly bring Democratized Advanced Technology to the satellite communications world.