Monday, April 13, 2015

Google Moves Further into Enterprise Networking

Google is moving further and faster into enterprise networking services.  The opportunity is to leverage a global network footprint – over 70 points of presence across 33 countries – to deliver enterprise networking services with the same low latency and responsiveness as Google’s own services. Google's ambition is to enable enterprises to run mission-critical workloads by connecting their on-premises infrastructure to Google’s network with enterprise-grade encryption.

This week the company is announcing several enhancements:

  • General Availability of Cloud DNS -  enables customers to host millions of zones and records and handle SLA-backed name-serving queries. For customers with more than 10,000 zones, our new pricing tier lowers the cost of ownership for large organizations operating DNS infrastructure at scale.
  • Expansion of load balancing solutions to 12 additional points of presence globally - PoPs includ Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, Dallas, Miami, London, Paris, Stockholm, Munich, Madrid, and Lisbon. This enables workloads running on Google Cloud Platform to closer in proximity to users.
  • Beta of VPN -  enabling enterprises to connect their on-premises infrastructure to Google’s network over encrypted channels to run data-intensive, latency-sensitive workloads.
  • 11 additional Carrier Interconnect service providers - bringing the total number of announced partners to 18. Ingress is free and egress is priced at $0.04/GB in North America, $0.05 in EU and $0.06 in APAC.