By Jason Verge, Data Center Knowledge
Microsoft is investing in several submarine cables to connect data centers globally and in support of growing data network needs. The latest investments strengthen connections across both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, connecting several countries.
Microsoft continues to significantly invest in subsea and terrestrial dark fiber capacity by engaging in fiber relationships worldwide. Better connectivity helps Microsoft compete on cloud costs, as well as improves reliability, performance and resiliency worldwide. The investments also spur jobs and local economies.
Microsoft deals with Hibernia Networks and Aqua Comms strengthen connectivity across the Atlantic, while the New Cross Pacific (NCP) Cable Network and a first physical landing station in the US will better connect North America to Asia.