Peering connection to cloud platform available for all customers
CyrusOne announced that it will now provide customers with direct access to the Google Cloud Platform. The Texas-based provider of data center and colocation services will have a direct peering connection with the cloud provider, allowing “customers to capitalize on Google Cloud Platform’s compute, storage, networking, and big data capabilities,” CyrusOne noted in a statement.
CyrusOne’s data center in Sterling, Virginia
The direct connect to the Google Cloud Platform is now live across CyrusOne’s IP platform, and is available to customers in all markets that the data center provider serves, a company spokesperson told DatacenterDynamics. Currently, CyrusOne operates 25 global data center facilities; the company serves 10 metropolitan markets in the US, in addition to data centers in London and Singapore.
CyrusOne’s IP platform is its own National IX internet exchange – what it calls the first nationwide internet exchange – which allows interconnectivity between its data center sites in the US and globally. The direct peering connection with the Google Cloud Platform will allow CyrusOne customers within the National IX a higher-speed conduit to this flexible, on-demand compute power.
“Massively scalable networking interconnections between Google and CyrusOne allow enterprises to remove any bottlenecks they might have seen previously when purchasing cloud services from other vendors,” the data center provider commented.
“As an enterprise-level data center provider, we understand that our customers value efficiency, reliability, and security above all. Our direct connection to Google Cloud Platform will enable CyrusOne customers to not only have Google’s robust cloud storage solution and compute power, but also to access their data at top speeds via our National IX [Internet Exchange],” said Josh Snowhorn, VP and GM of Interconnection, CyrusOne.