04 July 2018

NEXTDC Supports Hybrid Network Connections to Google Cloud Platform

Australia’s leading Data-Centre-as-a-Service provider today announced that its S1 Sydney data centre has established two new Google Cloud Interconnects, allowing customers to connect to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) from anywhere in Australia.

Extending customer networks into Google Cloud

Partner Interconnect service is a new product in Google Cloud’s Interconnect offerings. Partner Interconnect allows customers to extend their data centre network into their Google Cloud projects via NEXTDC and their ecosystem of 450+ carriers and service providers.

With S1 Sydney becoming Google Cloud interconnect locations, NEXTDC customers will reap the benefits of the lowest possible latency of 1ms and superior connectivity speeds. Delivered via NEXTDC’s Ethernet connectivity platform AXON, customers have the flexibility to scale their bandwidth requirements from 50Mbps - 10Gbps from all of NEXTDC’s data centres across Australia plus an additional 18 AXON locations nationwide.

“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,” said Colin Timm, Country Manager, Google Australia. “Together with NEXTDC, we are making it easier for our partners and their customers to extend their on-premise infrastructure to Google Cloud Platform”.

Australia’s new Dedicated Interconnect location

NEXTDC announced that also going live at S1 is a new Google Cloud Dedicated Interconnect service, one of just two locations in the country. Released last September, Google Cloud 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. 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.

Customers can connect to Google Cloud Platform through the Dedicated Interconnect location at S1 via a physical cross connect.

NEXTDC brings the cloud to customers

NEXTDC CEO Craig Scroggie commented, “We are delighted that Google Cloud has selected NEXTDC as the home for two new Interconnect locations. The addition of these new Google Cloud Interconnects offers our customers a new dimension of depth and diversity to choose from when building their multi-cloud strategies and delivers our partner ecosystem the flexibility they require when building new IT services for their customers. In addition to providing an increased level of security and reliability, the addition of two new Google Interconnect locations has vastly expanded Australia’s access to one of the world’s fastest growing cloud platforms.”

Read more about connecting to NEXTDC’s Google Interconnect services, or learn more about Google’s Partner Interconnect and Dedicated Interconnect on the Google Cloud website.