Demand from hyperscale data center operators will be a key driver in $8 billion in new investment in subsea cables over the next three years, according to research firm TeleGeography, which says “the submarine cable market has never been so dynamic.”
The cloud needs more real estate. Hyperscale cloud operators are aggressively acquiring real estate, Recent transactions, like Microsoft’s purchase of 900 acres in Virginia, suggest that some of these server cities will reach colossal scale.
In a new Data Center Frontier Show Podcast, host Rich Miller looks at how cloud growth is reshaping how data travels around the globe, and the role of undersea cables in these trends.
Data Center Frontier Show host Rich Miller looks at how cloud growth is reshaping how data travels around the globe, using Google’s Grace Hopper Cable to illustrate key trends in subsea cables.
The Portland data center market benefits from the active technology cluster in the emerging data center district in Hillsboro, and ready access to fiber rings that connect facilities to trans-Pacific subsea cables that land on the Oregon coast.
European data centers are preparing contingencies for a potential “no deal” Brexit, which could impact everything from energy pricing to delivery of generators. But the runup to Brexit has been a period of surprisingly strong investment in digital infrastructure.
Google continues to build its Internet empire, with the announcement of a new subsea cable connecting Europe and Africa, and the revelation of plans for a data center campus in Mesa, Arizona.
The subsea cable world is being disrupted by hyperscale cloud players, who are investing to reroute traditional undersea lanes to bring data traffic ashore near their giant data center campuses.
A new trans-Atlantic cable carrying Facebook and Google traffic from Europe will land at the NJFX colocation campus in Wall, NJ, boosting its bid to make New Jersey a strategic landing point for the world’s subsea cables.
Google will build its own private subsea cable to manage data traffic between Europe and its huge cloud campuses in Northern Virginia, with potential benefits for Virginia Beach.