Google's new ‘CDN Interconnect’ initiative aims to cut cloud data costs

The idea is to share the burden of shuttling large files among different data centers across the globe between the cloud operators and companies that serve Web content and apps.

Sep 11th, 2015
Google's new ‘CDN Interconnect’ initiative aims to cut cloud data costs
Google's new ‘CDN Interconnect’ initiative aims to cut cloud data costs

Out on the dedicated Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT) beat, SiliconANGLE's Mike Wheatley reports that "Google is teaming up with a group of [four] Content Delivery Network (CDN) providers in order to slash bandwidth costs for its cloud infrastructure services users under a new initiative called CDN Interconnect."

The report states that Google has made agreements to ensure that, in conjunction with Google Cloud Platform, customers using CDN services provided by CloudFlare, Fastly, Highwinds, or Level 3 "will see significant reductions in the cost of in-region egress traffic from their cloud environments."

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As explained in the reporting, "The advantage CDNs offer is they reduce the cost of data transport and boost performance by storing frequently accessed files in the region where demand is highest. Google does the same thing with its distributed data center network, but says CDNs have a much wider reach."

"Essentially, the idea is to share the burden of shuttling large files around different data centers across the globe between the cloud operators and companies that serve Web content and apps," writes Wheatley. The report adds, "Google [says] the practice of storing Web content on 'the edge' of the Internet is set to become more common as 'netizens' consume more video content, and businesses come to rely on applications delivered as Web services."

Full story:Google rolls out ‘CDN Interconnect’ to cut back on cloud data costs (siliconangle.com)

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