Too many times the data center issues are separate from networking issues. Many times there have been so-called innovative data centers that are promoted, and when you dig behind the scenes the network is not up to the same quality as the data center. Google is one of those who accounts for the relationship of the network with its data centers at all kinds of levels, and they invest long term to have best of breed network.
The latest announcement has Google’s Urs Hoelzle posting on a new Japan-USA 60 Tbps connection.
The 6 partners represent Japan, China, Singapore, Malaysia, and USA (Google).
I think we can look forward to more consortiums networking the world. Does your data center group have connections with the leading network thought leaders?
One of the interesting things to see is how Urs’s post is shared. Not the upper right where there is an independent share of the fiber network project in Korea.