BT announced the launch of a new service to provide organisations with simple, direct and fast access to Google Cloud Platform.
BT Cloud Connect for Google Cloud gives customers direct connectivity with interface speeds varying from 50 Mb/s to 2Gb/s. A resilient pair of high-performance connections means access to Google Cloud Platform services comes with more security, higher availability and with better consistency compared to connecting over the open internet.
The service is currently available at Google Cloud’s Ashburn and Chicago points of presence in the US, as well as in Frankfurt, Germany and London, helping organisations based in those regions optimise performance and meet compliance requirements.
The new service complements Google Cloud’s Partner Interconnect, a service which offers enterprises access to Google Cloud Platform from anywhere in the world.
The service builds on BT’s global network reach, spanning 198 countries and territories. It is designed, implemented and supported as part of the customer’s existing network infrastructure. This means less redesign, less change and more consistency with existing network practice when connecting to new cloud services.