11 May 2018
| James Pearce
DE-CIX has announced support for Google Cloud Partner Interconnect, a service from Google Cloud that allows customers to connect to Google Cloud Platform from anywhere in the world.
The product is the latest
instalment of Google Cloud, which was launched in September. It
enables higher-speed and lower cost connectivity than VPN, and
has become the go-to solution to connect on premise data
centers with the cloud, DE-CIX said.
The German internet exchange’s customers can
now choose DE-CIX to provide connectivity from their facility
to the nearest Google edge point of presence. In addition, they
will also be able to select from a variety of subrate interface
speeds varying from 50Mbps up to what Google allows.
"Partner Interconnect gives Google Cloud customers even more
connectivity choices for hybrid environments," said John
Veizades, product manager, Google Cloud. "Together with DE-CIX,
we are making it easier for customers to extend their on-prem
infrastructure to the Google Cloud Platform."
"We are happy to add Google Cloud to the DE-CIX DirectCLOUD
Exchanges at our locations in Frankfurt, Munich, New York,
Dallas and Marseille. Through our DirectCLOUD customers can
also benefit from Google Cloud’s global network at
further DE-CIX internet exchanges e.g. in Hamburg and
Istanbul", says Ivo Ivanov, CEO of DE-CIX International.