Megaport’s SDN helps extend customers’ networks to Google Cloud’s global network
Megaport Limited, a global Network as a Service (NaaS) provider, today announced support for Google Cloud’s Partner Interconnect, a service from Google Cloud that allows customers to privately connect to Google Cloud Platform from anywhere.
Google Cloud’s Partner Interconnect is a new product in the Google Cloud Interconnect family. Last September, Google announced Dedicated Interconnect, which provides higher-speed and lower-cost connectivity than VPN, and has become the go-to solution to connect on-premises data centres with the cloud.
With Partner Interconnect, customers can now choose Megaport to provide connectivity from their facility to the nearest Google edge Point of Presence. In addition, they will be able to select from a variety of sub-rate interface speeds varying from 50 Megabits per second to 10 Gigabits per second.
“Partner Interconnect gives Google Cloud customers even more connectivity choices for hybrid environments,” said, John Veizades, Product Manager, Google Cloud. “Together with Megaport, we are making it easier for customers to extend their on-prem infrastructure to the Google Cloud Platform.”
This deeper integration between the Megaport SDN and Google Cloud, via the Megaport open Application Programming Interface (API), enables ease-of-use and smooth provisioning of network capacity to Google Virtual Private Clouds (VPC). The API reduces manual time-consuming processes associated with activating, connecting, and managing services. Partner Interconnect is now available across the Megaport SDN which connects over 200+ data centres globally with multiple interconnect points already established.
“Scalable connectivity to Google Cloud Platform ensures that cloud-enabled applications perform to meet mission-critical business requirements,” said Vincent English, CEO of Megaport. “Google Cloud brings tremendous value to the Megaport Ecosystem and empowers our customers to address a wide variety of business needs. We have been working with Google Cloud since our inception and we are excited to grow and evolve our integration to ensure the next generation of business growth.”