Google will expand its current cloud network with new data centers this year and new submarine cables in 2019, the search giant said on Tuesday in a blog post.
will add data centers to five regions in 2018, including Montreal and the Netherlands in the first quarter, followed by Los Angeles, Finland and Hong Kong later in the year. This brings its global total to 18 regions on five continents.
The submarine cables – called Curie, Havfrue and the Hong Kong-Guam cable system (HK-G) – will further enhance the already extensive Google network around the world:
- Curie will be a private cable that will connect Chile with Los Angeles.
- Havfrue will be a consortium cable, partially owned by Facebook, which will connect the US. UU To Denmark through Ireland.
- HK-G will be a consortium cable interconnecting the main submarine communication centers in Asia.
These companies increase Google investments in submarine cables to 11 directly owned, in addition to many others that leases.
Google's network has fiber optic links and submarine cables between more than 100 points, more than 7,500 edge node locations, more than 90 Cloud CDN locations, 47 dedicated interconnect locations and 15 GCP regions. Google said its network offers up to 25 percent of global Internet traffic.