Cable to Cloud: New Data Flows Raise Hopes in Virginia Beach

Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Rich Miller.

As undersea cables become strategic assets in the cloud wars, will data centers flourish where the cables emerge from the sea? The arrival of two major subsea cables in Virginia Beach has made the resort town a focal point for speculation about the power of cable landings in data center development.

Local officials hope that Virginia Beach can provide the state with a “second front” in the cloud wars, more than 200 miles south of the world’s largest concentration of data centers in Northern Virginia. Several modest data center projects have been announced in Virginia Beach, which hopes to create a colocation hub near the cable landing station for the MAREA and BRUSA cables.

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