NextDC launches direct Google Cloud connectivity

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NextDC launches direct Google Cloud connectivity

NextDC's primary Sydney data centre site, S1, has established two Google Cloud interconnects, which it says provides its customers with greater connectivity to the search giant’s cloud platform.

The first service has been enabled via Google Cloud’s partner interconnect service, a new product in Google’s offering, allowing customers to extend their data centre network into their Google Cloud projects.

NextDC said the offering would allow customers to directly connect works to the Google Cloud platform with speeds ranging between 50Mbps to 10Gbps, and offering latency as low as 1ms from within the S1 data centre.

“Partner Interconnect gives our customers more choice of connectivity to Google Cloud Platform and offers our partners greater diversity when building hybrid cloud offerings for their customers,” Google Australia country manager Colin Timm said.

“Together with NextDC, we are making it easier for our partners and their customers to extend their on-premise infrastructure to Google Cloud Platform”.

NextDC also set up a Google Cloud dedicated interconnect service at its S1 facility, which is one of just two locations the offering is available in the country, the co-location provider said.

The dedicated interconnect “enables higher-speed and lower cost connectivity than VPN, and has become the go-to solution to connect on-premise data centres with the cloud” NextDC said.

“Once established, Dedicated Interconnect combines point and click deployment with ongoing monitoring, making it easy for customers to provision and to manage their Google Cloud services.”

Google Cloud is the most recent addition to NextDC’s growing list of more than 450 partnerships, which already includes Microsoft Azure, AWS, IBM and Oracle, a company spokesperson said. 
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