Cologix, a network and cloud neutral interconnection and colocation data center company, has announced support for Google Cloud’s Partner Interconnect – a new service from Google Cloud that allows customers to connect to Google Cloud Platform from anywhere.

With Google Cloud Partner Interconnect, customers can now choose Cologix to provide connectivity from their facility to the nearest Google edge Point-of-Presence (PoP). Cologix enables would enable a high-performance, low-latency and secured connection directly into Google Cloud Platform.

“The demand for access to Google Cloud in our edge markets continues to grow and we are pleased to enable connectivity from our data centers,” said Wayne Dietrich, chief sales officer (CSO) of Cologix. “Our dominant footprint in Canada and our Tier 2 footprint in the US provides unique connectivity and a dedicated, high-performing, flexible solution for our customers, partners & suppliers.”

Hybrid Cloud

Partner Interconnect is a new product in the Google Cloud Interconnect family. Last September, Google announced Dedicated Interconnect which would provide higher-speed and lower cost connectivity than VPN, connecting on-premise data centers with the cloud.

“Partner Interconnect gives Google Cloud customers even more connectivity choices for hybrid cloud environments,” said John Veizades, product manager, Google Cloud. “Together with Cologix, we are making it easier for customers to extend their on-premises infrastructure to the Google Cloud Platform.”

Direct peering with Google Cloud Platform at Cologix’s colocation data centers would enable customers to reduce costs and improve network performance while being able to build, test, and deploy applications on Google’s highly scalable cloud infrastructure.