Next month, TeleGeography's Alan Mauldin virtually returns to Submarine Networks World. This means it's time for his annual presentation on the state of the submarine cable industry.
You can join live on November 3 at 21:00 (GMT+8).
Jayne is TeleGeography's Director of Marketing.
You know the drill. There are lots of good posts about cables, broadband, wireless networks, and data centers floating around out there. We grab a handful of the ones making the rounds in our Slack channels and share with you.
This month we're reading about broadband in the U.S., undersea data centers, AI, Altice, and lots more. Catch up on our reading queue below.
Hypothetical scenario: You've thoroughly audited your wide area network and it's a well-oiled machine.
You understand how your current configuration matches against your budget. You've developed new performance goals. You have a few expansion plans in mind for the future, but for now, you're happy with how things are running. The systems you have in place meet your company's needs.
Our cable map team has made plenty of additions in the last few months. We're finally getting around to sharing some related stories from around the web.
For starters, you can read up on an upcoming 13,000-kilometer link between Chile and Australia—and related politics in the Pacific. We also have stories about Facebook's grand internet ambitions and Google's Grace Hopper.
All this and more is below. >>
Where is the cloud?
Here's a very simple answer: Asia is home to the most cloud data centers (122) with the United States and Canada not too far behind (98). Together these regions account for 67% of the world’s cloud data centers, with Europe housing 23% and Latin America just 2%.
What's driving the shift to SD-WAN?
While there is no one single reason for SD-WAN's rise, cost savings is a major motivation cited by the WAN managers we've connected with at our WAN Summits and through our annual WAN Manager Survey.
Listen—the allure of dramatically reducing network spend is strong.
We've made it to that slow and hazy last week of July. Seems like a good time to shake things up and share some free research.
It's a tale of two submarine cables. Both are huge, headline-grabbing projects, but they're having very different moments in the spotlight this month.
Around three in four enterprises that responded to our latest WAN Manager Survey reported having more than one infrastructure as a service (IaaS) partner. Azure and AWS were easily the most frequently cited by participants; 60% were using one or both of these providers.
With this in mind, how are enterprises connecting to their IaaS providers and why would you select one method over another? And what's the global geographic distribution of cloud providers looking like these days?
With the rising adoption of cloud services, IT leaders are evolving their networks to address new requirements and realize cost savings.
This is what we'll be covering when we join the experts at Calero MDSL for a webinar on August 5. (And you know we'll be bringing our latest SD-WAN pricing data.)
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