Equinix, the provider of global interconnection and colocation services, has announced an agreement to provide direct access to Google Cloud Platform via its Equinix Cloud Exchange in 15 markets worldwide. Equinix will offer up to a 10Gb connection to Google cloud hosting services with full bursting capabilities.
In a recent survey of more than 650 global enterprise IT leaders conducted by Dimensional Research and sponsored by Equinix, 91 percent of global businesses said they planned to deploy public cloud services in the next 12 months. Yet, many enterprise CIOs still cite the cost of moving variable workloads to public clouds as a major barrier to cloud adoption.
Connecting Google’s cloud offerings to the Equinix Cloud Exchange would empower enterprise customers to access Google Cloud Platform in an uncongested and cost-effective manner. Equinix offers the ability to manage multiple connections through a single port, providing companies with access to Google Cloud Platform as well as other cloud and network services that best meet their needs.
Available in 15 Markets
Access to Google Cloud Platform will be available through the Equinix Cloud Exchange in 15 markets spanning the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, D.C.
“Offering flexible, low-latency connections to the cloud is the primary goal of the Equinix Cloud Exchange, and adding Google to our impressive portfolio of cloud providers will be well received by our customers,” said Ihab Tarazi, chief technology officer, Equinix. “By offering direct access to cloud services such as Google’s Cloud Platform, enterprises will now have multiple high-performance connectivity options to enable their hybrid cloud strategies.”
The Equinix Cloud Exchange is currently available in 17 markets globally – in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Washington D.C. – with expansion planned to a total of 19 markets by the end of 2014.