July 18, 2018

Google Cloud strengthens U.S.-France connection with new subsea cable

The move seeks to boost Google’s cloud operations by providing high-bandwidth, low-latency and secure cloud connections between Europe and the U.S.

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Cloud giant Google is all set to build a new subsea cable across the Atlantic Ocean, from Virginia Beach in the U.S. to the French Atlantic Coast. With this move, Google seeks to boost their cloud operations by facilitating low-latency, high bandwidth and secure connections to customers between the U.S. and Europe.

According to Google Cloud, the demand for cloud-based data center services has been at an all-time high in European countries as well as the U.S. In order to support this demand, Google Cloud say that they had to think of a roadmap that could help them make the most out of this development.

In response to this demand, Google Cloud launched a subsea project called Dunant to meet the demands of customers across the American and European markets.

Explaining the benefit of these cables, Google Cloud said that the cable would guarantee capacity, bandwidth and low latency for its data center customers. They also added that the project will be done in a partnership with TE SubCom, who will design, manufacture and lay the cable for project Dunant.

Speaking about this project, Jayne Stowell, Strategic Negotiator, Global Infrastructure at Google, commented:

The life of a cable can vary from 15 to 25 years, but as with many infrastructure projects, they sometimes continue to serve the route beyond their initial projected lifespan. Our ability to guarantee our customers a certain level of connectivity helps them confidently plan for their businesses going forward.

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