We’re thrilled to say bonjour to the Dunant submarine cable system, which has been deployed and examined and is now prepared for service. Crossing the Atlantic Ocean between Virginia Seaside within the U.S. and Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez on the French Atlantic coast, the system expands Google’s world community so as to add devoted capability, range, and resilience, whereas enabling interconnection to different community infrastructure within the area. It’s named in honor of Swiss businessman and social activist Henry Dunant, the founding father of the Purple Cross and first recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. The historic touchdown was made attainable in partnership with SubCom, a world associate for undersea information transport, which engineered, manufactured and put in the Dunant system on schedule regardless of the continued world pandemic.

Delivering record-breaking capability of 250 terabits per second (Tbps) throughout the Atlantic

As we shared when we originally announced the Dunant cable, Dunant is the primary long-haul subsea cable to characteristic a 12 fiber pair space-division multiplexing (SDM) design, and can ship record-breaking capability of 250 terabits per second (Tbps) throughout the ocean—sufficient to transmit your complete digitized Library of Congress thrice each second. Elevated cable capability is delivered in an economical method with extra fiber pairs (twelve, relatively than six or eight in previous generations of subsea cables) and power-optimized repeater designs. Whereas earlier subsea cable applied sciences relied on a devoted set of pump lasers to amplify every fiber pair, the SDM know-how utilized in Dunant permits pump lasers and related optical elements to be shared amongst a number of fiber pairs. This ‘pump sharing’ know-how allows extra fibers throughout the cable whereas additionally offering increased system availability. 

Remodeling companies within the cloud worldwide

The facility and capability of our infrastructure performs an essential function in Google’s mission to make the world’s info extra accessible and helpful, and in Google Cloud’s function in remodeling companies within the cloud worldwide.

This implies organizations can:

  • Run their apps the place they want them with open, hybrid, and multi-cloud options so their builders can construct and innovate sooner, in any setting, with out being pressured right into a single vendor answer.

  • Get smarter and make higher choices with the main information platform with machine studying and superior analytics capabilities that helps them maximize the insights they derive from their information.

  • Run on the cleanest cloud within the business, on instruments and applied sciences that can foster a carbon-free future for everybody and allow them to cut back their carbon footprint. 

  • Function confidently with superior safety instruments that shield their information, purposes, and infrastructure—in addition to that of their clients—from fraudulent exercise, spam, and abuse. 

  • Remodel how their individuals join and collaborate, with all of the digital instruments they should do their finest work, whether or not at residence, at work, or within the classroom.

  • Get monetary savings, improve effectivity, and optimize spend—from reducing time spent on platform management with Anthos to saving up to 32% migrating your purposes to Google versus operating them on-prem.

  • Get personalized business options that deal with their hardest challenges—retail, CPG, monetary providers, manufacturing, media, leisure and telco, gaming, public sector, and healthcare and life sciences, you identify it.

Trying forward

This work is a part of our ongoing efforts to construct a superior cloud community for our clients, with well-provisioned direct paths between our cloud and our clients. The Google Cloud community consists of fiber optic links and subsea cables—which can quickly embody the Grace Hopper subsea cable—between 100+ points of presence, thousands of edge node locations, 100+ Cloud CDN  locations, 91 dedicated interconnect locations and 24 GCP regions, with extra areas introduced in locations like Chile, Spain, Italy France and Poland. All of this implies higher reliability, velocity and safety efficiency as in contrast with the nondeterministic efficiency of the general public web, or different cloud networks. And whereas we haven’t hastened the velocity of sunshine, we’re nonetheless very a lot laborious at work at bringing you a greater and sooner cloud.

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