Microsoft To Improvise Its Data Center Connectivity, Invests in 3 Undersea Projects

13 May



Microsoft has decided to expand its network infrastructure and has invested in 3 undersea cable projects for enhancing the connection between its data centers.

Latest Microsoft news is regarding the announcement that the software giant has made regarding the new partnership it has acquired. The software giant is aiming to partner with consortium of telecom companies in order to build a cable which is going to be transpacific and build undersea. It will connect the number of points in Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and China with the West Coast of U.S., precisely Hillsboro or Hillsboro Hops. The tech giant says that the NCP (New Cross Pacific) Cable Network will be providing the relatively fast connections for the consumers and also help them compete on the cloud cost.

Microsoft news reports that the deals with Hibernia have been announced by the software giant as well in order to offer a faster connectivity between the UK, Ireland and Canada and also with AcquaComms in order to use the upcoming between New York, Shirley and West Coast of Ireland.

Hibernia Express Cable is being introduced to us as the first of its kind transatlantic cable in twelve years and will be launched in September this year. It is partially optimized for low latency ops which are promised below 60 milliseconds between London and New York. The cable will be capable to handle up to 10 Tbps per pair once it becomes fully operational.

The first customer for AEConnect cable is Microsoft which will approximately spend $300 million to build this cable. It is using 130 wavelengths x 100 Gbps for each pair of fiber and will be used as a platform for the software giant’s expansion of network in the Europe region going forward.

For these above-mentioned two cables, the software giant is saying that the investment shall lead to building connection between its data centers in North America to the ones in UK and Ireland. Managing director for the enablement of network for Microsoft expressed that, “these cables will help deliver data at higher speeds, with higher capacity and lower latency for our customers across the globe.”

“As people and organizations expect data and information at their fingertips Microsoft must have an infrastructure that can deliver the cloud services, including Azure, which our customers need to support their global businesses,” according to Crowley.

The additional details were not provided and the managing director also expressed that the company has been, “significantly investing in subsea and terrestrial dark fiber capacity by engaging in fiber partnerships that span multiple oceans and continents” over the span of nine months.

The company itself is not alone showing interest of expanding globally when it comes to its network infrastructure. The competitors of Microsoft are also planning the same and have made investments which are similar such as that of undersea cable substructure. For instance, Google is putting $300 million in its cable system which aims to connect U.S. and Japan after the previous similar deals that had occurred in 2008 and 2011.

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