NextDC to support Google Cloud deployments in Victoria
Published 20 July 2021
NextDC Limited has said that it will support Google Cloud customers through its M2 Melbourne data centre with two interconnect access points.
Organisations connecting to Google Cloud from M2 will directly benefit from direct, reliable and low latency connections to Google Cloud, the ASX listed company said.
Local access to Google Cloud removes the need for organisations to haul their Google Cloud workloads back to Sydney via intercapital or internet-based connections. Not only will it alleviate connectivity costs, it will enable organisations to achieve maximum performance by close to eliminating latency and jitter across the network, company officials added.
NEXTDC CEO Craig Scroggie said: “The addition of these two new Google Cloud Interconnect services offers enterprise and government organisations greater depth and diversity when optimising their Hybrid and Multi-Cloud strategies. In addition to providing an increased level of security and reliability, these new Google Interconnect locations will vastly expand Australia’s access to one of the world’s fastest growing cloud platforms.”
Customers have the option to choose between Google Cloud’s Dedicated Interconnect accessed via a Cross Connect, or Google Cloud’s Partner Interconnect solution which is accessed via NEXTDC’s AXON interconnection platform.
AXON is a powerful interconnection platform that interconnects NEXTDC’s national data centre footprint to Australia’s largest and most network-rich partner ecosystems.
“Cloud is the digital foundation for our customers’ transformation strategies, and as the most valuable resource in business, data forms the building blocks of new world technology and modern digital businesses. As such, the reliability, proximity and accessibility of data and digital infrastructure is essential. The important role NEXTDC plays for our customers is ensuring they are securely and directly interconnected to the IT services and critical digital infrastructure that drive their growth and innovation strategies,” added Scroggie.
Earlier, in July, Australian data centre services provider has added two direct connection points to Google Cloud through its B2 Brisbane data centre.
NextDC has started construction of one of its largest data centres, dubbed S3, located in Artarmon on Sydney’s lower North Shore.
The project is expected to be completed in the second half of 2022 by the construction company Multiplex, which was involved in establishing NextDC’s 20MW facility in Perth and the 30MW S2 centre in Sydney’s Macquarie Park.