19 July 2021

NEXTDC enhances support for Hybrid Cloud deployments in Victoria with Google Cloud expansion.

BRISBANE, Australia –20 July 2021. NEXTDC Limited (ASX: NXT) announced today that their M2 Melbourne data centre will now provide low-latency, secure access directly to Google Cloud from anywhere in Australia.

Helping to further enable the journey to Hybrid Cloud, government and enterprise organisations can now connect locally, and natively to Google Cloud via two new Google Cloud Interconnect access points, directly from M2 Melbourne.

Organisations connecting to Google Cloud from M2 will directly benefit from direct, highly reliable and very low latency connections to Google Cloud. Local access to Google Cloud removes the need for organisations to haul their Google Cloud workloads back to Sydney via intercapital or internet-based connections. Not only will it alleviate connectivity costs, it will enable organisations to achieve maximum performance by close to eliminating latency and jitter across the network.

NEXTDC CEO Craig Scroggie said, “The addition of these two new Google Cloud Interconnect services offers enterprise and government organisations greater depth and diversity when optimising their Hybrid and Multi-Cloud strategies. In addition to providing an increased level of security and reliability, these new Google Interconnect locations will vastly expand Australia’s access to one of the world’s fastest growing cloud platforms.”

Customers have the option to choose between Google Cloud’s Dedicated Interconnect accessed via a Cross Connect, or Google Cloud’s Partner Interconnect solution which is accessed via NEXTDC’s AXON interconnection platform.

AXON is a powerful interconnection platform that seamlessly interconnects NEXTDC’s national data centre footprint, to Australia’s largest and most network-rich partner ecosystems. On AXON, organisations gain instant access to all major cloud providers, carrier networks and ICT services providers nationwide. As Australia’s most cloud-connected data centre provider, NEXTDC provides organisations greater choice and geo-diversity when it comes to interconnecting their data centres, clouds, and ICT services, anywhere, anytime.

“Cloud is the digital foundation for our customers’ transformation strategies, and as the most valuable resource in business, data forms the building blocks of new world technology and modern digital businesses. As such, the reliability, proximity and accessibility of data and digital infrastructure is essential. The important role NEXTDC plays for our customers is ensuring they are securely and directly interconnected to the IT services and critical digital infrastructure that drive their growth and innovation strategies.”

Read more about connecting to Google Cloud from NEXTDC.