Peak 10 + ViaWest says that Hawaiki Submarine Cable has chosen its Brookwood Data Center in Hillsboro, OR as its U.S. point of presence. The undersea fiber-optic cable will deliver up to 43 Tbps and span more than 14,000 km across the Pacific Ocean. It will be the first carrier-neutral, low-latency, fiber-optic connection between the continental U.S., Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, and American Samoa, says Peak 10 + ViaWest.
The Hawaiki fiber-optic cable will provide access to international telecom carriers, and Peak 10 + ViaWest customers will have direct access to the cable via a cross connect. These benefits will be available to customers in any of the 40 Peak 10 + ViaWest data centers nationwide through the company's 100G network backbone. The subsea cable will be accessible to customers in other Hillsboro-area data centers through metro cross-connects on the Coastcom Hillsboro Data Center Ring.
"Oregon is the home of hyperscale cloud computing on the US west coast, and Hillsboro is the fiber-optic hub where the networks of all major cloud computing companies and internet service providers converge and interconnect," said Randy Neals, president of business development for Hawaiki Cable North America. "Hawaiki selected Peak 10 + ViaWest because of its long experience in the Hillsboro market."
In September, Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP and TE SubCom announced that Hawaiki cable manufacturing was complete, and asserted that it would be the highest cross-sectional capacity link between the U.S. and Australia and New Zealand (see "Transpacific Hawaiki Cable load process concludes").
"The New Zealand business community is excited for all that the Hawaiki cable will provide," said Tim Groser, New Zealand ambassador to the United States. "With faster links and seamless connectivity to the rest of the world, New Zealand's economy is sure to benefit from our direct fiber connection to the Peak 10 + ViaWest Brookwood facility."
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