EdgeConneX has announced the availability of Google Cloud Interconnect at its Portland Edge Data Center (EDC) campus. The edge data center provider says its carrier-neutral Portland EDC now 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.
As noted by an EdgeConneX statement:
Bypassing the public Internet allows customer traffic to take fewer hops, so there are fewer points of potential failure where traffic might get dropped or disrupted. Moreover, these connections are often more cost-effective than purchasing additional bandwidth over the public Internet.
“Portland is a great example of a historical Edge market that has quickly become a major interconnection hub in the region, the Silicon Forest,” says Aron Smith, Vice President for Interconnection Product Management at EdgeConneX. “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 one of the richest local service provider ecosystems available in the Portland market, contends the provider. EdgeConneX currently has two data centers at its Hillsboro site, offering the same carrier-neutral edge-based location and services, built to the provider's exacting specifications, available for immediate deployments, with a third facility under development. Combined, the campus will offer up to 30MW of capacity.
More technical highlights of the campus, per EdgeConneX, include: