Controlling its own global broadband network is a key enterprise selling point for Google Cloud Platform, allowing the company to assure connectivity, security and reliability. That's why Google has been investing in a series of subsea cables linking the continents.
In the latest step, Google said late Tuesday that it's investing in the Japan-Guam-Australia Cable System, connecting Australia with Southeast Asia, totaling 9,500km or nearly 6,000 miles.
The coastline of Guam, one point of an upcoming subsea cable system.
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Combined with previous investments, Google's subsea cables will form a ring around key markets of Hong Kong, Australia and Singapore, and complement other Asia-Pacific cable systems connecting the US with Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Over the next two years, approximately 60% of service providers (both large and small) will adopt virtualization on a wide scale across their networks, according to the latest survey report from Ovum. Why are providers making these moves? Is there an easy way to start?
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