Current submarine cable projects that
Highlights / Key Facts
- Hosting Monet's
Floridacable landing equipment directly into Equinix'sMI3 IBX represents a new innovative design in submarine cable infrastructure. For the cable owners, the deployment will eliminate a separate cable landing station and simplifies network design -- speeding up the deployment and reducing the need for dedicated cable station construction. For cable users, termination at a multi-tenant data center with rich interconnection opportunities greatly eases onward transport. Equinixis collaborating with CSPs and introducing key innovations in submarine cable design and operations that leverage interconnection and data centers. Monet will provide state-of-the-art connectivity technology to enable the development of value-added and new generations of cloud services, including content distribution to the Latin American Market. The new architecture is developed to meet the needs of large CSPs for speed, efficiency and open system design.
- The submarine cable industry is experiencing explosive growth driven primarily by exponential increases in data traffic. According to
SubTel Forum, 93,000 miles of cable will be laid in 2016, more than in the last five years combined, and more than three and a half times the circumference of the earth at the equator. Because most intercontinental Internet traffic traverses submarine cables, a greater proliferation of submarine cables is essential in this digital age, when organizations depend on instant connectivity to people, locations, clouds and data worldwide.
- Cloud growth is driving the surge in data traffic and is the most important factor increasing the importance of submarine cables. Worldwide demand for cloud services is increasing, and telcos are no longer the only companies with a major interest in building and operating submarine networks. Cloud providers and major content companies are now investors in new submarine cables, as the demand for real-time access continues to grow and service providers need to stage content closer to end users.
Equinixis home to 1,400+ networks and 2,500+ cloud and IT service providers on its global platform across 40 top markets on five continents. This makes it the home of the interconnected cloud and a natural destination for submarine cable systems. Once a company or consortium commits to developing a submarine cable system, they can reach their goals faster by using Equinixas a gateway to the interconnection required by themselves and their customers. Because Equinixis carrier-neutral, submarine system operators can offer excess capacity to customers who otherwise couldn't as quickly or efficiently reach the markets being served by new submarine architecture.
Ihab Tarazi, CTO, Equinix:
"As data traffic continues to grow, from
Equinixdata centers are the optimal location to immediately connect these point to point submarine cables into a single location that directly connects to thousands of networks."
- Monet Submarine Cable Selects Equinix for
Landing Stationand Next-Generation Digital Gateway to Latin America[press release]
- Talk of Subsea Cables and the Growing Cloud on Tap at PTC '16 [blog post]
- Cinia Connects to Equinix Data Centers in
Frankfurtand Helsinki[press release]
- Equinix Data Centers Anchor Southern Cross Cable Network between
Australiaand North America[press release]
- AquaComms and
Equinixto Create High Capacity Connection between New Yorkand London[press release]
- Equinix Connects Hibernia Express Sub-Sea Cable between
New Yorkand London[press release]
- GlobeNet Opens Fastest US – Brazil IP Traffic Route Via Platform Equinix [press release]
- Equinix Supports FASTER Cable System in
North America[press release]
- Hawaiki Chooses Equinix for
Australian Cable Landing Station[press release]
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX centers and developing, deploying and delivering
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