SEACOM to Connect Kenya Businesses to South Africa

SEACOM to Directly Connect Kenyan Businesses Through South Africa By Njenga Hakeenah April 3, 2019 Pan-African internet and connectivity service provider SEACOM will now offer direct connections from its East African network directly to public cloud networks and datacentres located South Africa. This announcement follows the launch of Microsoft’s new enterprise-grade datacentres in South Africa based in Cape [...]

2019-04-04T11:19:27-04:00April 4th, 2019|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , , |

Microsoft, Facebook Test 400G Across Marea

First 400G Transmission Across 6,600km Trans-Atlantic Marea Cable Using Acacia Communications AC1200 Coherent Module Acacia Communications Press Release December 13, 2018 Achieves Spectral Efficiency of 6.41 b/s/Hz MAYNARD, Mass., (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Acacia Communications (NASDAQ: ACIA), today announced the first 400G single carrier DWDM transmission on the 6,600 km Marea submarine cable between Virginia Beach, [...]

Microsoft Deploys Underwater Data Center

Microsoft Deploys An Underwater Submarine-Like Data Center To Boost Internet Speeds By Ryan Brown, CNBC June 6, 2018 Microsoft has deployed a submarine-like data center into the waters off the coast of Orkney, a group of islands located off Scotland. The tech giant said Wednesday that it had sunk the 40-foot-long vessel from the European [...]

2018-06-06T11:12:42-04:00June 6th, 2018|Categories: Technology & Upgrades|Tags: , , , , , |

Angola Cables Collaborates With Microsoft In Africa

By APO, CNBCAfrica November 2, 2017 Angola Cables (www.AngolaCables.co.ao) announced today that it has become a Microsoft ExpressRoute partner (http://APO.af/RTFQBj) to meet the needs of Africa-based organisations migrating business applications and IT infrastructures to the cloud and accelerating digital transformation on the continent. Taking advantage of the Microsoft Azure cloud platform(http://APO.af/mcHKPs), Angola Cables has created ACloud Connect to [...]

2017-11-02T15:43:03-04:00November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Data Centers|Tags: , |

Installation Of Marea Is Now Complete

By Liam Tung, ZDNet September 22, 2017 Microsoft, Facebook and Telefonica have hit a key milestone in delivering their new trans-Atlantic subsea cable with a data capacity of 160 terabits per second. Telefonica subsidiary Telxius has finished laying the Microsoft- and Facebook-backed Marea subsea cable, which stretches 4,000 miles (6,600km) across the Atlantic ocean from [...]

2017-09-22T15:25:22-04:00September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , |