Microsoft Invests In Undersea Cables and Australian VS Online

Microsoft knows that its business exists far beyond the US borders of its Redmond based company, and its global prescense as been noted throughout the world. On Monday, more global news about Microsoft came out, circling around subsea cables and a new VS Online solution hosted in Australia.

By expanding where users can use its services, Microsoft realizes that it is far beyond a US company and one that is used all over the globe. With its investment in subsea cables, it joins others in making sure that the Internet grows and is able to reached by all users, around the planet.

Microsoft Invests In Subsea Cables To Grow Global Connections and Structure

Microsoft’s Subsea Cable Investment

In its investment with subsea cable companies, Microsoft has made investments with Hiberna and Aqua Comms to help its data centers grow. This made it able to connect its Microsoft datacenter from North America to the UK and Ireland. More data can be transmitted this way, in a safe and secure manner.

Additionally, Microsoft invested with China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, and others to help build the first physical landing cable that would go from the US to Asia. This type of Asian expansion will allow faster data connections to Asia, help build the cloud infrastructure there, and increase jobs as well.

Microsoft Expands VS Online Instance To Australia

VS Online Now Hosted In Australia

In additional global news, now VS Online can include an instance in Australia. This expands the VS Online footprint, as it previously was only available in the US and Europe. This type of global expansion means that Australia companies and users can host their data there, and create VS Online projects there.

Users can choose from free and paid tiers, and Microsoft has various deals setup with local providers to allow for payments in loca currency. This is important for companies in Australia, as their data and projects will be hosted there, and will make sure that they stay secure there as well.

Microsoft is more than just the US and today shows. It’s global and Microsoft knows it.

Published: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 Last Modified: May 12, 2015

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