Digital Realty expands private access to Google Cloud network
23 March 2021 | Abigail Opiah
Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR) has expanded private access to Google Cloud's global network in five key metros and has also added a second direct interconnect to Google Cloud in Frankfurt.
The company said these new on-ramps will enable low-latency connections on Digital Realty's Atlanta and Los Angeles connected campuses in the U.S. as well as Vienna in Austria and Düsseldorf in Germany.
"Today's enterprises require more flexibility, scalability and agility to meet the growing demands placed on IT infrastructure and to overcome the barriers posed by data gravity," said Tony Bishop, SVP, Platform, Growth and Marketing at Digital Realty.
"Direct connectivity to Google Cloud helps customers bring their applications, compute, and analytics closer to their data, enabling performance, latency and proximity benefits for hybrid IT deployments.
“Today's announcement supports Digital Realty's overall vision of interconnecting global communities of customers around their most strategic asset: data."
Direct interconnections to Google Cloud are available from 12 locations on Digital Realty's global platform – in Atlanta, Los Angeles and New York in North America, and in Düsseldorf, Madrid, Marseille, Paris, Stockholm, Vienna, and Zürich as well as two distinct locations in Frankfurt within EMEA.
The Digital Realty Internet Exchange (DRIX) is set to support Google's Direct Peering capabilities used to access to multiple third-party Internet Exchanges on PlatformDIGITAL, providing a direct path from on-premise networks to Google Cloud services.
Digital Realty customers can also reach Google Cloud in 25 additional markets across the Americas, APAC and EMEA via virtual interconnections.
"Today's evolving digital businesses demand scalability and resiliency to drive their business goals forward, and cloud proximity is key to helping them overcome the data gravity challenges inhibiting growth,” said Tony Bishop, SVP, Platform, Growth and Marketing at Digital Realty.
“By extending access to Google Cloud on PlatformDIGITAL, we're helping customers transform their architectures and deploy their applications, compute and analytics in close proximity to enterprise data in the Google Cloud.
“We're excited to expand our collaboration with Google to support our customers as we enable open, dynamic connected data communities worldwide."
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