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ID: 209577

URL: https://venturebeat.com/2021/06/09/google-bolsters-cloud-push-with-new-firmina-subsea-cable/

Date: 2021-06-09

Google bolsters cloud push with new Firmina subsea cable

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Google is bolstering its cloud credentials with a new subsea cable running from the U.S. East Coast to Argentina, with additional touchpoints in Brazil and Uruguay. Firmina, as the cable is called (named after Brazilian abolitionist Maria Firmina dos Reis), is the 16th submarine cable Google has invested in and the sixth that will be built entirely on its own dime. The announcement comes as cloud infrastructure service spending has gone through the roof, with businesses across the spectrum embracing digital transformation due to the pandemic and remote work increasing demand for cloud-based services. The big three public cloud companies — Amazons AWS, Microsofts Azure, and Google Cloud — all reported significant growth in their last quarter results. However, Google trails its rivals in terms of cloud infrastructure services spend, with a reported 7% share versus 32% for AWS and 19% for Azure. That is at least partly why Google continues to invest in a vast network of subsea cables. Without the Google network, it wouldnt be possible to deliver products like Gmail, BigQuery, and other Workspace and Google Cloud products at the quality of service that users expect, a Google spokesperson told VentureBeat. Our cable systems provide the speed, capacity, and reliability Google is known for worldwide. At Google Cloud, our customers are able to make use of the same network infrastructure that powers Googles own services. Its estimated that subsea cables carry 98% of all internet traffic today, and for Google they are vital to to increasing speeds and lowering latency for its billions of consumer and enterprise users globally. Google-funded subsea cables allow us to plan effectively for the future capacity needs of our customers and users around the world and add a layer of security beyond whats available over the public internet, the spokesperson added. Firmina will run along a trajectory similar to its existing Monet cable, except Firmina will stretch from the U.S. to Las Toninas in Argentina, with connections in Punta del Este (Uruguay) and Praia Grande (Brazil). The single-end power feeding capability helps increase reliability, the spokesperson said. Its similar to two-engine planes designed to fly with only one working. With cables, ideally one end is able to support the entire system, in case of faults at one end of the cable. While single-end power is fairly common in shorter submarine cables, as the cable gets longer, the power consumption required increases. To counter this, Firmina receives a 20% higher voltage than previous systems, according to Google. Increasing the electrical power deliverable from shore is a very complex challenge because it doesnt simply affect the power-feeding equipment at the shore, but the entire cable — and all fiber pairs — need to be qualified for higher voltages, Google said. Firmina employs, for the first time, new power feed equipment that can use higher voltage, delivering more power to the cable from a single end. Todays announcement comes just a few months after Googles third privately funded subsea cable went into operation, spanning 3,977 miles from Virginia Beach in the U.S. to Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, France. The companys fourth ( Equiano) and fifth ( Grace Hopper) are expected to go into operation in the next year or so. Google hasnt revealed exactly how long Firmina will be upon completion or when it will go into operation.