Finland has now started to plan a new fast connection to Asia. The Arctic Connect project, also dubbed as “The Northern Silk Road”, would utilize the Northeast Passage. It’s a waterway that goes along the Arctic coast of Northern Russia, slips through the Bering Strait between Russia and Alaska, and reaches the teeming coastal metropolises of China and Japa
Subsea cables are a major focus of the ongoing PTC ’18 conference. Equinix is here in Hawaii – led by Equinix’s Americas President Karl Strohmeyer– to participate in numerous panels as speakers or moderators, and to generally take on a thought leadership role in an industry that’s expanding in size and influence. Equinix is all-in on subsea cables, and our focus on delivering interconnection makes them essential to our future.
The ongoing and massive surge in global data traffic is a well-documented trend, and it’s feeding a boom in new subsea cable construction: TeleGeography estimates that as many as 33 new systems could be launched by 2018. At Equinix, we’ve already publicly announced our involvement in 12 subsea systems, and we expect that number to grow.
Data traffic is growing exponentially, and the subsea cable systems that make up the backbone of the global Internet must grow with it. Today’s announcement about the momentum we’re seeing as a partner to next-generation subsea cable projects underscores the rapid growth in this industry.
With the digitalization of the global economy, new data sources such as HD video and the Internet of Things are significantly increasing the amounts of data being transported globally.
PTC attendees were focusing on how to interconnect to and scale the cloud service stack more dynamically, from both network and cloud perspectives, with technologies such as software-defined networking (SDN) access services.