Urs Hölzle, Senior Vice President for Technical Infrastructure at Google, speaks during the Google I/O 2014 conference in San Francisco Stephen Lam/Getty Images
Urs Hölzle, Senior Vice President for Technical Infrastructure at Google, speaks during the Google I/O 2014 conference in San Francisco

Global Capacity to Provide Direct Links to Google Cloud

Secure direct links to Google's cloud services expand options of Global Capacity's One Marketplace

Global Capacity, which specializes in Connectivity-as-a-Service via an automated platform, has been approved as a Google Cloud Interconnect service provider and now allows enterprises to tap into Google’s cloud directly through its One Marketplace.

Global Capacity’s One Marketplace provides real-time network pricing and ordering of private Ethernet connectivity and IP services to more than 200,000 circuits and 20,000 of its business customers. Interconnection can occur on any Google Cloud Platform service, including Google Compute Engine, Google Cloud Storage, and Google BigQuery.

Google Cloud Interconnect is a relatively new program with a select list of 10 or so Carrier Interconnect providers across network and data center service providers offering direct cloud connectivity to the internet giant's infrastructure services. Equinix, IX Reach, Megaport, International network peering play IIX, Level 3, Tata, Telx, Verizon, and Zayo are all on the list.

The addition of direct cloud connectivity makes Google's services more appealing for enterprises looking for a secure connection to public cloud to extend and complement their current setup. Amazon Web Services direct connectivity is also available through the Global Capacity marketplace.

One Marketplace includes an application called Network Builder, used for designing, pricing, and ordering data connectivity between businesses and the Google Cloud Platform location. More than 9.6 million commercial addresses are available to Google Cloud Platform.

"Google approved One Marketplace as part of a small group of Google Cloud Interconnect service providers, underscoring the innovation that Global Capacity and One Marketplace have brought to the data connectivity and cloud market," said Ben Edmond, chief revenue officer of Global Capacity, in a press release. "Global Capacity will continue to transform the process of consuming network connectivity in support for Google's continued innovation in the market."

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