Google to expand Cloud infrastructure with 3 new undersea cables, 5 new regions


Alphabet’s subsidiary brand Google Cloud has spent almost $30 billion to improve the infrastructure in the last three years. The company continues to overcome many technical difficulties using subsea cables, which is the new standard for the wired data transfer across the world. The story does not stop there, as the one of the leading cloud service provider has added three new submarine cables across fine new regions.

The services in these new regions will go live from the first quarter of 2018 (in Netherlands and Montreal regions). The new submarine cables will be able to support up to 25 percent of the global internet traffic. Companies like PayPal will be able to get most out of these technologies to carry forward their businesses without any hiccups.

The cloud service uses different technologies like Curie cable, Havfrue cable, and HK-G cable which happens to overcome the present-day challenges when it comes to large-quantity data transfers. These new technologies will make sure that the Google services used by the end users use the same technology, which results in better end-user experience.

PayPal’s Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Sri Shivananda about the services offered by Google Cloud, said:

At PayPal, we process billions of transactions across the globe and need to do so securely, instantaneously and economically. As a result, security, networking and infrastructure were key considerations for us when choosing a cloud provider. With Google Cloud, we have access to the world’s largest network, which helps us reach our infrastructure goals and best serve our millions of users.


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