Google ups investment in cloud infrastructure

Google ups investment in cloud infrastructure

Google ups investment in cloud infrastructure

In addition to new cables, Google will also be opening data centers in five new regions this year.

The five new regions Google is adding to its infrastructure begin with the Netherlands and Montreal, which will open in the first quarter of 2018.

"These new investments expand our existing cloud network", Ben Treynor Sloss, a VP at Google, said in a blog post.

The company has not specified the total amount of these investments but recalls having spent 30 billion euros in its infrastructure over the last three years.

The company this week announced plans to invest in three new submarine cables that are due to come online in 2019.


"Owning the cable ourselves has some distinct benefits", Treynor said. It will serve Google users and customers across Latin America. "Also, once the cable is deployed, we can make routing decisions that optimise for latency and availability", said Treynor. "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".

The company said that the new cables would cost hundreds of millions of dollars and take more than a year to install, and it would really prefer not to do it ...

Havfrue, the cable running from the U.S.to Denmark and Ireland, will boost capacity for North Atlantic customers. This is a 2400 mile cable that will run from Hong Kong to Guam, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

It's a pretty big day for Google, as the company has announced a major expansion to the infrastructure that drives its Cloud network.

Google's cloud regions and zones as of January 2018. Google is partnering to build this one with RTI-C and NEC to improve its coverage in the Pacific region. The HK-G, an acronym for Hong Kong-Guam, is another consortium cable interconnecting major subsea communication hubs in Asia. 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 is also invested in Indigo which connects Australia, Indonesia, and Singapore, and PLCN which connects Hong Kong and Los Angeles, both of which will also enter service in 2019.

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