Obtain enterprise-grade network services that connect your infrastructure to Google via our service providers.
What is Cloud Interconnect?
Cloud Interconnect enables you to connect your infrastructure to Google, via enterprise-grade connections to Google's network edge. The connections are offered by Cloud Interconnect service providers. Connecting with Cloud Interconnect will enable your infrastructure to connect to Google Cloud Platform with higher availability and lower latency connections.
Cloud Interconnect links can be used to access any Google Cloud Platform resource like Google Compute Engine, Google Cloud Storage, Google BigQuery, etc. You can even extend your private network into your private Compute Engine network over Cloud Interconnect links by using a VPN tunnel between the networks.
Google also supports direct connections to your network through Direct Peering.
Typical Cloud Interconnect Use Cases
Data intensive applications
Services that require a network connection which has consistent high demands for data, can have significant benefits from using a Cloud Interconnect connection. For example, one use case is a data center which constantly pulls/pushes data from/to Google Cloud Storage to perform heavy computation task on machines within the data center.
Latency sensitive applications
Services that demand a predictable and fast request-response cycles from or to your cloud resources. For example, another use case is an on-demand service that sends small images to be manipulated on Compute Engine instances and then displays them on some website a user has just opened.
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|Under the Cloud Interconnect program you can take advantage of the direct connection between the networks of your Cloud Interconnect service provider and Google. That connection helps provide higher availability and lower latency for your business traffic as it travels from your systems to Google.||Google Cloud Platform traffic being sent to an in-region Google Cloud Interconnect connection is charged per the Cloud Interconnect pricing structure. *|
*Subject to conditions set forth in Cloud Interconnect Pricing.
Google Cloud Platform traffic egressing Cloud Interconnect links is billed with the price plan listed below.
Google Cloud Platform fees for traffic traversing Cloud Interconnect connections:
- Free for all regions.
- Intra region Cloud Interconnect traffic*:
- NA: $0.04/GB
- EU: $0.05/GB
- APAC: $0.06/GB
Inter region Cloud Interconnect traffic:
See Internet Egress traffic fares
*To receive this pricing, Customer must notify the Google sales team after signing up for Cloud Interconnect through one of the providers.
Cloud Interconnect Service Provider fees:
Please consult your Cloud Interconnect service provider to find out what they will charge to provide Cloud Interconnect connections to you.
Cloud Interconnect Service Providers
Review our growing list of Cloud Interconnect providers and choose to best suit your needs.
What makes Cloud Interconnect different from current Google offerings?
Until today, businesses had to use public internet links from their providers to connect with Google. We've worked with a number of service providers in the industry to offer businesses the ability to use a range of enterprise-grade connectivity options tailored to their needs.
What are the benefits of using a Cloud Interconnect connection to access my Google Cloud Platform resources ?
Customers have the option of purchasing business networking services from a range of providers, allowing you to choose the type of service that your business needs. Connecting with Cloud Interconnect will enable your network traffic to connect to Google with higher availability and lower latency connections.
Which Google services can be used via Cloud Interconnect?
All Google services, including all Google Cloud Platform services, are accessible through Cloud Interconnect links. Once established, any of your network communication to Google products such as Google Apps for Work can traverse the Cloud Interconnect connection.
Can I use Cloud Interconnect to connect my private RFC 1918 Address Space network to my private Google Compute Engine Network and other Google services ?
Yes, this could be achieved by setting up a VPN Gateway. For more details see VPN. Connection to other Google services does not require a VPN Gateway.
Where is Cloud Interconnect physically available?
Cloud Interconnect service providers offer service in a range of locations around the world. Please contact them for local availability of their service. Please note that Google and its networking partners are working to increase the number of locations throughout the world where the two interconnect to deliver the best possible experience.
Which service providers have an offering through Cloud Interconnect?
Go here to see who Google is working with to deliver Cloud Interconnect.
Can I purchase Cloud Interconnect from multiple service providers ?
Yes, you can purchase Cloud Interconnect from service providers listed
. Doing so may be helpful in situations where you want to connect disparate parts of your WAN that are managed and provisioned separately by different providers. In such a case, you would have a commercial relationship with both providers for Cloud Interconnect connectivity.
Which Google Cloud Platform regions can I connect to via a Cloud Interconnect connection?
There are multiple Cloud Interconnect service providers enabling connectivity to all available zones per each available Google Cloud Platform regions. Please review regional and zone availability for Google Cloud Platform for the most updated list.
Does Cloud Interconnect offer a Service Level Agreement (SLA)?
Customers should consult with their network service provider to determine whether that provider may offer an SLA. Google does not offer an SLA in connection with this program
Is the Cloud Interconnect service secure?
Google has no control over the Cloud Interconnect traffic while it traverses the provider's network; we encourage customers who have security needs to consider using strong encryption.
Can I connect to the Internet via this connection?
No, you cannot connect to non Google services via Cloud Interconnect connections.
What does it cost to use Cloud Interconnect?