Google 'cloud' grows with new undersea data cables

Google 'cloud' grows with new undersea data cables

Google 'cloud' grows with new undersea data cables

In the first quarter of 2018, Google plans to open data centers in the Netherlands and Montreal, with Los Angeles, Finland and Hong Kong to follow later in the year.

In addition, there are plans for further infrastructure investment through the commission of three new submarine cables in 2019. Our cable systems provide the speed, capacity and reliability Google is known for worldwide, and at Google Cloud, our customers are able to make use of the same network infrastructure that powers Google's own services.

Google is also constructing, or taking part in constructing, three undersea cables, which will be commissioned in 2019.

"By deploying our own private subsea cable, we help improve global connectivity while providing value to our customers", Sloss continued, explaining the reason behind the new investments.

"Owning the cable ourselves has some distinct benefits", Treynor Sloss wrote.

"Overall, these investments mean faster and more reliable connectivity for all users and customers", a Google spokesperson told Mashable. Amazon (AMZN) and Microsoft (MSFT) have also investing in a mix of undersea cables and data centers to boost availability and reduce lag time for their cloud services. Google's underwater cables would take different routes, including one from Los Angeles to Chile and the other from the United States to Denmark and Ireland. Since Google controls the design and the construction of the cable, the company has full say over the technical specifications, he noted. This is a 2400 mile cable that will run from Hong Kong to Guam, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The Google Cloud Platform (GCP) region, which is now live in the country, will encourage more local firms to adopt Cloud.

One of the cables is called Havfrue and will directly link the Ireland and Denmark.

The third cable, Hong Kong-Guam Cable system, is also consortium run with RTI-C and NEC. Google promises they are not done yet and there will be additional announcements of other regions.

"I would prefer not to have to be in the cable-building consortium business", said Ben Treynor, vice president of Google's cloud platform, but when the company looked at ways to push its cloud business past new frontiers like Australia and South America, "there weren't a lot of great options."

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