EdgeConneX announced the availability of Google Cloud Interconnect at its Portland Edge Data Center (EDC) campus. With this addition, the carrier-neutral Portland EDC serves as a direct edge cloud on-ramp node from which customers can establish secure, scalable, and affordable links to Google Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) networks.
Bypassing the public internet
Google Cloud Interconnect offers dedicated and partner network has some benefits. It traverses traffic dedicated connection or through a service provider with a dedicated connection. By bypassing the public internet, your traffic takes fewer hops. In addition to this, users’ VPC network’s internal IP addresses are directly accessible from their on-premises network. So, there is no need to use a NAT device or VPN tunnel to reach internal IP addresses.
Aron Smith, Vice President for Interconnection Product Management at EdgeConneX, said,
“Portland is a great example of a historical Edge market that has quickly become a major interconnection hub in the region, the Silicon Forest. By offering premium, dedicated local private access to the cloud in Portland via Google Cloud Interconnect, our customers can enjoy all the benefits of the cloud with a secure, dedicated and local access solution. The fact that customers can simultaneously optimize performance and reduce costs, makes it even better.”
The recently expanded EdgeConneX Portland Campus has a rich local service provider ecosystem available in the Portland market. EdgeConneX is offering the same carrier-neutral edge-based location and services with two data centers at its Hillsboro site. One data center is under construction.