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Data centre provider NextDC has launched direct connectivity to Google’s cloud platform from its S1 Sydney data centre.

NextDC says the two new Google Cloud interconnects allow customers to connect to the Google Cloud Platform from anywhere in Australia.

And with S1 Sydney’s Google Cloud interconnect, NextDC says its customers will reap the benefits of the lowest possible latency of 1ms and “superior connectivity speeds”.

Delivered via NextDC’s Ethernet connectivity platform AXON, customers have the flexibility to scale their bandwidth requirements from 50Mbps — 10Gbps from all of NextDC’s data centres across Australia — plus an additional 18 AXON locations nationwide.

“Partner Interconnect gives our customers more choice of connectivity to Google Cloud Platform and offers our partners greater diversity when building hybrid cloud offerings for their customers,” said Colin Timm, country manager, Google Australia.

“Together with NextDC, we are making it easier for our partners and their customers to extend their on-premise infrastructure to Google Cloud Platform."

NextDC announced that also going live at S1 is a new Google Cloud Dedicated Interconnect service, one of just two locations in the country.

Released last September, Google Cloud Dedicated Interconnect enables higher-speed and lower-cost connectivity than VPN, and is claimed to have become the go-to solution to connect on-premise data centres with the cloud.

Once established, Dedicated Interconnect combines point and click deployment with ongoing monitoring, making it easy for customers to provision and to manage their Google Cloud services.

Customers can connect to Google Cloud Platform through the Dedicated Interconnect location at S1 via a physical cross-connect.

Commenting on the Google deal, NextDC chief executive Craig Scroggie said, “We are delighted that Google Cloud has selected NextDC as the home for two new Interconnect locations.

“The addition of these new Google Cloud Interconnects offers our customers a new dimension of depth and diversity to choose from when building their multi-cloud strategies and delivers our partner ecosystem the flexibility they require when building new IT services for their customers.

“In addition to providing an increased level of security and reliability, the addition of two new Google Interconnect locations has vastly expanded Australia’s access to one of the world’s fastest growing cloud platforms."

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