Level 3 extends Google Cloud Platform offering

10 September 2015 |


Level 3 Communications has added Google’s cloud platform to its CDN.

The move enables Google Cloud Platform customers to use Level 3's CDN to distribute cloud-based content, which it claims offers increased speed and quality of delivery, improving the overall end-user experience.

Traffic from Google Cloud Platform to Level 3's CDN travels through high-performance links from Google's edge points of presence (PoPs) to Level 3's origin servers. Content is then distributed to global edge caching locations, allowing end users to access content from the caching location closest to them.

Google Cloud Platform is also part of Level 3's global Cloud Connect Solutions ecosystem, which provides connectivity from enterprise offices, data centres and other network resources directly to Google Cloud Platform in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia.

"Through Level 3's collaboration with Google, customers of Google Cloud Platform now have a seamless way to deliver content to their end users using CDN Interconnect and Level 3's global CDN network," said Anthony Christie, CMO at Level 3.