20,000 servers under the sea: Microsoft links its global datacenters with underwater cables

May 11, 2015   |   Jake Siegel

The Microsoft cloud is diving into the deep blue sea to make its services the most reliable, accessible and secure.

Over the past nine months, Microsoft has been significantly investing in dark fiber capacity through partnerships that span multiple oceans and continents, writes David Crowley, managing director of Network Enablement. On Monday, those connections across the Atlantic and Pacific just got stronger. New partnerships will help link Microsoft’s datacenter infrastructure in North America to Europe and Asia. 

“Competition in the cloud and infrastructure space continues to heat up,” Crowley writes. “But it’s not a battle that will be won on just cloud or infrastructure alone, but instead on holistic innovation and providing value to customers from the ‘sea to the sky.’”

 Swim over to the Azure blog for the whole story.

Jake Siegel
Microsoft News Center Staff

 

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