Global IT services provider phoenixNAP, a company offering security-focused cloud infrastructure, dedicated servers, colocation, and specialized Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) technology solutions, has deployed a dedicated physical network connection to Google Cloud in its Phoenix-based flagship data center. Enabled through Google Cloud Interconnect, this would position phoenixNAP as one the first GCI locations in Arizona.
With Google Cloud Interconnect, phoenixNAP users get a dedicated, low-latency, and highly secured link to Google Cloud services. This cloud connection would ensure a stable and consistent network experience when transferring large volumes of data from on-prem environments to Google Cloud.
By making fewer network hops, latency-sensitive organizations can interact with Google Cloud services “without worrying about availability and performance issues that arise from potential network failures or data transfer disruptions.”
Connecting to Google Cloud through phoenixNAP, users can leverage network transfer speeds of either 10 Gbps or 100 Gbps. This dedicated high-speed network connection would deliver greater reliability, consistency, and security compared to migrating data over a standard public Internet connection. As part of GCI, phoenixNAP would help users reduce their data transfer costs to Google Cloud by eliminating the need to purchase additional bandwidth.
“Welcoming GCI into our Phoenix data center brings Google Cloud closer to our customers, which in turn opens the door for new possibilities and greater flexibility in building and delivering hybrid and multi-cloud environments,” said Ian McClarty, President of phoenixNAP. “Network stability and speed play a critical role in ensuring businesses reap all the benefits of cloud computing. As more of them transition to the cloud over the public Internet, performance, security, and latency issues become apparent. However, by leveraging a dedicated physical network connection through GCI, our customers benefit from increased network stability, fast transfer speeds, and improved security when migrating data to Google Cloud.”
User benefits of Google Cloud Interconnect at phoenixNAP’s flagship data center in Phoenix would include:
- Consistent performance – Customers can “quickly” transfer workloads and data from on-prem environments to Google Cloud “with minimal latency and without worrying about network interruptions.”
- Enhanced security – phoenixNAP provides a dedicated network connection to Google Cloud that is isolated from the public Internet.
- Global connectivity – With a presence in major world markets, phoenixNAP’s global network backbone enables customers to deliver their services closer to their users anywhere in the world, “thus reducing latency and improving performance.”
- Cost savings – With flexible networking and bandwidth billing options, customers only pay for the resources they consume. This would allow them to save on data transfer costs, especially when moving large volumes of data to Google Cloud.
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