Google plans to expand undersea cables

Figure 1. Diagram shows existing GCP regions and upcoming GCP regions

Along with these new cables, Google Cloud has also announced plans to open up to new regions, according to Ben Treynor, 24x7 VP at Google Cloud.

Google also announced plans for three new undersea cables that will connect its data centers around the world. It's a big investment, though a drop in the bucket compared to the $30 billion Google has spent to date on improving its infrastructure over the past three years. These cables will extend Google's private network into regions where its competitors have yet to stake their own claim, and should be finished before the end of 2019.

Named after Marie Curie, the Curie cable, which will stretch from Chile to LA, will enable Google to address cloud customers throughout Latin America.

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

"Overall, these investments mean faster and more reliable connectivity for all users and customers", a Google spokesperson told Mashable. And once deployed, Google will be in a better position to make routing decisions based on latency and availability. "Our cable systems provide the speed, capacity and reliability Google is known for worldwide, and at Google Cloud, our customers are able to to make use of the same network infrastructure that powers Google's own services".

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

Finally, we come to the HK-G cable, which will see Google teaming with RTI-C and NEC to open up "multiple scalable, diverse paths to Australia", while at the same working hand-in-hand with the new data center that's scheduled to come online in Hong Kong. The Google Cloud Platform (GCP) region, which is now live in the country, will encourage more local firms to adopt Cloud.

The Havfrue cable consortium consist of Google, Facebook, Aqua Comms, and Bulk Infrastructure. These investments are created to help improve connectivity around the world, and will help Google expand its reach and the availability of its cloud services.

Google now has 13 regions and a total of 44 zones around the world.

Google has direct investment in 11 cables, including those planned or under construction, and also leases capacity on numerous additional submarine cables.

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