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Google Cloud introduces Cross-Cloud Network

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Google Cloud has launched its Cross-Cloud Network, an “open and programmable global cloud networking platform.”

Google said in a recent blog post that the network would facilitate simple connectivity between clouds and on-prem locations, enabling customers to work seamlessly across multiple cloud platforms.

“At Google Cloud, we take a holistic, modern approach to simplifying and securing networking to address the challenges of networking, and the need for organisations to have simple cross-cloud connectivity and security for their applications and users, all while reducing total cost of ownership. Today, at Google Cloud Next, we made an important step to that end, with the introduction of Cross-Cloud Network, and many enhancements to the Google Cloud Networking portfolio,” said Muninder Sambi, VP/GM, Product Management, Cloud Networking, in the blog.

The Cross-Cloud Network comprises existing and new products from Google Cloud and its partners, such as Google’s recently launched Cross Cloud Interconnect, and supports Alibaba Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. It will be available in all Google Cloud regions.

Google Cloud said the Cross-Cloud Network will provide solutions for three of the most common use cases across clouds: building distributed applications efficiently; accelerating the delivery of internet-facing applications; and providing secure access for the hybrid workforce.

Google will also be working with partners such as BT to help connect customers across the world to Google Cloud.

“BT is pleased to partner with Google Cloud in enabling customers to connect to the Google Cloud’s Cross-Cloud Network using the BT Global Fabric. Google’s global WAN and BT’s network are interconnected globally to enable enterprise branches and users to connect to cloud-based applications with the highest reliability and performance,” commented Colin Bannon, CTO of BT Global Services.

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