Google Cloud Platform customers can for the first time access Level 3 Communications’ content delivery network (CDN) services through CDN Interconnect, part of the Google Cloud Interconnect family of products. CDN Interconnect offers Cloud Platform customers the ability to use Level 3’s CDN to distribute cloud-based content as close as possible to end users – increasing speed and quality of delivery.
Google Cloud Platform customers would now have an easier and faster way to deliver content to end users by using Level 3‘s CDN, which is directly connected to Google Cloud Platform’s Edge network.
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. This would allow end users to access content from the caching location closest to them, providing a lower latency experience.
Google Cloud Platform is already part of Level 3’s global Cloud Connect Solutions ecosystem, which provides enterprise-grade connectivity from enterprise offices, data centers and other network resources directly to Google Cloud Platform in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia.
Multiple Formats, Security
“With the continued rise in online and mobile applications has come the explosion of bandwidth-heavy content such as HD video, image-filled Web pages and streaming music, making it even more critical for content companies to use the right infrastructure to provide smooth and fast delivery,” said Anthony Christie, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Level 3. “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.”
The configuration of Level 3’s CDN network is designed to create a high-quality user experience through its ability to deliver content in multiple formats, including: HTTP, HTTPS, HLS, HDS, DASH and Smooth Streaming. Through the use of Geo and IP Blocking, Token and User Authentication, SSL and DDoS mitigation, accelerated delivery and performance is supported by comprehensive content security.