Data Centers (DCs) are at the heart of all IT activities. But just like the expression “no man is an island,” digital interaction across the world’s network is as important as the data that is crunched and processed.
So if you’re wondering how your message in Manila gets to your recipient thousands of kilometers away, in most cases, there is literally a cable that connects you to your target. Undersea cable systems connect the world’s internet traffic in a way that they act as massive superhighways that digitally bridge major land masses and continents in terabit and petabit capacities. These undersea systems are so critical that a cable cut may cripple a nation’s ability to reach out digitally.
While undersea cable systems like Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN) importance cannot be underscored, data centers like Beeinfotech PH are integral to their maximum e-exposure to the land mass or region where they are tapped into.
Here are Three Reasons Why Undersea Cable Systems & Data Centers Complement Each Other:
1.) Data Centers can re-re-redistribute network capacity
Unless an ordinary Joe or Jane has the deep pockets of Elon Musk, a usual subscriber cannot just go to an undersea cable internet provider to subscribe to internet services. This means that these providers negotiate and work with large scale Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and telcos that use these cable systems to increase their network capacity to the world. Data centers then play the junction point where the big internet pipe may be terminated and redistributed to the internet providers. Sure the landing systems can directly point the traffic direct to the ISPs but doing so will require them to individually tap the traffic to the ISPs backbones. Telco neutral data centers like Beeinfotech PH bring together all these ISPs in a way that they act like exchanges where each can freely share their networks. Data centers become more of a functional middle ground.
2.) Data Centers are already hosting the biggest clients
The term “in the backyard” best describes the advantage of undersea cables capitalizing on the footprint of data centers. Since a huge number of large clients like BPOs and global service providers are already in the facility (not to mention telcos, ISPs and common tower operators), then there is a captive market where all commercial engagements can easily happen. All it takes is a single tap.
3.) Data Centers can act as redundancy/pseudo landing stations
While a landing station is the infrastructure that undersea cable providers rely on, these facilities are in themselves the point of failure. While they may implement multiple installations, data centers can also serve as an alternate point of presence or master node that can be repurposed as the primary tap in case the other sites are unavailable.
Data centers like Beeinfotech PH maximize the potential of undersea cable systems like PLCN in propagating their big pipe to telecommunications players and hyperscalers, ensuring that a neutral ground makes interconnect much easier to implement.