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November 6, 2014

Equinix gives green light to Google Cloud

Access through Equinix Cloud Exchange in 15 markets worldwide.

By Ben Sullivan

Data Centre maker Equinix and Google have partnered to make Google’s Cloud Platform available through Equinix’s Cloud Exchange.

The service will be available in 15 markets globally, and give businesses using Equinix’s Cloud Exchange direct access to Google’s cloud services.

The move is part of Google’s effort to catch up with competitors such as Amazon Web Services and and Microsoft Azure in the enterprise world. It also now completes Equinix’s hat-trick of getting on board all three public cloud providers.

Equinix’s CTO Ihab Tarazi said: "Offering flexible, low-latency connections to the cloud is the primary goal of the Equinix Cloud Exchange, and adding Google to our impressive portfolio of cloud providers will be well received by our customers. By offering direct access to cloud services such as Google’s Cloud Platform, enterprises will now have multiple high-performance connectivity options to enable their hybrid cloud strategies."

Equinix will offer up to a 10Gb connection to Google cloud services with full capabilities. The firm will also manage multiple IP addressing methods for enterprise customers including customer-provided addresses, local LAN addressing and Google-provided IP addressing. This aims to provide flexibility in how customers can access the Google Cloud Platform.

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