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Fast, reliable, secure networking that scales

Google Cloud offers a broad portfolio of networking services built on top of planet-scale infrastructure that leverages automation, advanced AI, and programmability, enabling enterprises to connect, scale, secure, modernize and optimize their infrastructure.

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Hybrid Connectivity

From high-performance options such as Dedicated Interconnect and Partner Interconnect, to Cloud VPN for lower volume needs, and even direct and carrier peering options, Google Cloud Hybrid Connectivity has a solution for connecting your infrastructure to the cloud that fits your needs.

  • Uptime, guaranteed

  • Fewer disruptions and drops

  • Connect from anywhere

  • Flexible, low-cost VPN

Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

Provision, connect, or isolate Google Cloud resources using the Google global network. Define fine-grained networking policies with Google Cloud, on-premises, or public cloud infrastructure. VPC network includes granular IP address range selection, routes, firewall, Cloud VPN (Virtual Private Network), and Cloud Router.

  • VPC networks

  • Packet mirroring

  • Firewall rules

Cloud DNS

A scalable, reliable, programmable, and managed authoritative domain naming system (DNS) service running on the same infrastructure as Google. Cloud DNS translates domain names like www.google.com into IP addresses like 74.125.29.101. Use our simple interface, a command line, or API to publish and manage millions of DNS zones and records.

  • Authoritative DNS lookup

  • Domain registration and management

  • Fast anycast name servers

Network Connectivity Center

Network Connectivity Center offers the unique ability to easily connect your on-premises, Google Cloud, and other cloud enterprise networks and manage them as spokes through a single, centralized, logical hub on Google Cloud.

  • Use Google’s network as your own

  • Single place to manage global connectivity

  • Simple, flexible, and insightful cloud connectivity

Private Service Connect

Set up private connectivity to your own, third-party and Google services from your VPC.  Private Service Connect helps you consume services faster, simplify network management and secure your data by keeping it inside the Google Cloud network.

  • Access Google APIs and services

  • Connect to a service in another VPC network

  • Publish a service by using an internal load balancer

Service Directory

Provides a single place to publish, discover, and connect all applications services, reducing management and operations complexity. Enhance inventory management at scale with this managed solution and get real-time service information—whether you have a few endpoints or thousands.

  • Service naming flexibility with rich metadata

  • Rich permission capabilities

  • Managed, scalable endpoint registration and lookup service

Scale
Cloud Load Balancing

Quickly scale applications on Compute Engine—no pre-warming needed. Distribute load-balanced compute resources in single or multiple regions, and near users, while meeting high-availability requirements. Cloud Load Balancing can put resources behind a single anycast IP, scale up or down with intelligent autoscaling, and integrate with Cloud CDN.

  • HTTP(S), TCP/SSL, and UDP load balancing

  • Seamless autoscaling

  • High-fidelity health checks

Cloud CDN

Accelerate content delivery for websites and applications served out of Compute Engine by leveraging Google's globally distributed edge caches. Cloud CDN lowers network latency, offloads origins, and reduces serving costs. Once you’ve set up HTTP(S) load balancing, simply enable Cloud CDN with a single checkbox.

  • Global distribution with anycast IP

  • Optimized for last-mile performance

  • Integrated with Google Cloud

Media CDN

Efficiently and intelligently deliver streaming experiences to viewers anywhere in the world with Media CDN. Media CDN is running on infrastructure in over 200 counties and 1,300 cities that get content closer to the user with low rebuffer times and high offload rates.

  • Unparalleled planet-scale reach

  • Cloud-native and developer-friendly operations

  • Real-time visibility and planet-scale advanced security

Secure
Cloud Armor

Cloud Armor works with an HTTP(S) load balancer to provide built-in defenses against infrastructure DDoS attacks. Google Cloud Armor benefits from more than a decade of experience protecting the world's largest internet properties like Google Search, Gmail, and YouTube.

  • IP-based and geo-based access control

  • Support for hybrid and multicloud deployments

  • Pre-configured WAF rules

  • Named IP Lists

Cloud IDS

Cloud IDS is an intrusion detection service that provides threat detection for intrusions, malware, spyware, and command-and-control attacks on your network. It provides full visibility into network traffic, including both north-south and east-west traffic, letting you monitor VM-to-VM communication to detect lateral movement.

  • Network-based threat detection

  • Backed by industry-leading threat research

  • Supports compliance requirements, including PCI 11.4

Cloud NAT

Google Cloud's managed network address translation service enables you to provision application instances without public IP addresses, while allowing controlled, efficient internet access. Outside resources cannot directly access any of the private instances behind the Cloud NAT gateway, helping keep your Google Cloud VPCs isolated and secure.

  • Managed NAT service

  • Multiple NAT IPs per gateway

  • Configurable NAT timeout timers

VPC Service Controls

Allows users to define a security perimeter for API-based services (like Cloud Storage buckets, Cloud Bigtable instances, and BigQuery datasets) to help mitigate data exfiltration risks. It enables enterprises to keep their sensitive data private while leveraging Google Cloud’s fully managed storage and data processing capabilities.

  • Centrally manage multi-tenant service access at scale

  • Identity and context help securely access multi-tenant services

  • Establish virtual security perimeters for API-based services

Optimize
Network Intelligence Center

Network Intelligence Center provides comprehensive network status and monitoring of your network along with proactive network verification. Centralized monitoring cuts down troubleshooting time and effort, increases network security, and allows for optimization of the overall user experience.

  • Network Topology: Visualize and monitor the health of your network

  • Connectivity Tests: Diagnose and prevent connectivity issues

  • Performance Dashboard: See real-time network performance metrics

  • Firewall Insights: Keep your firewall rules strict and efficient

Network Service Tiers

Improve network experience performance and gain control over network costs with Network Service Tiers. Deliver your traffic on Google's high-performance global network, run cost-sensitive workloads, choose the right tier for the workload, and more.

  • Premium Tier for highest performance

  • Standard Tier for cost control

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