Google Cloud Interconnect on-ramps on Platform Equinix make it easier for retailers to leverage low-latency and high-bandwidth networks to migrate applications and data to Google Cloud safely. Equinix Fabric and Google Cloud Interconnect are available in Equinix IBX® data centers in more than 35 metros worldwide, delivering private, dedicated and secure internet for hybrid multicloud deployments. With Google Cloud, customers can implement a hybrid multicloud solution interconnected with Equinix Fabric to allow for portable data and applications on-premises, in the cloud or at the edge.
Retailers with locations across the country or worldwide can eliminate their reliance on a single centralized data center and reduce latency by localizing their infrastructure across multiple Equinix IBX metro data centers closer to where their customers are. Instead of shipping all the location-specific data for customers and vendors back to the main data center, they report into data centers strategically positioned in different parts of the world, dramatically reducing the distance data has to travel. In effect, they are operating as their own internet service providers. This helps them get the speed and low latency necessary to migrate business-critical applications into Google Cloud.
Google Cloud Interconnect Deployments on Platform Equinix
Together, Equinix and Google Cloud are powering digital transformation
Digital leaders in the retail sector are taking applications they traditionally ran on physical hardware and moving them into the cloud. While there may be some physical components left on-premises in a private cloud or in an Equinix colocation facility, businesses rely on Equinix Fabric interconnection to provide the low-latency connection between those application components. Equinix powers digital transformation for retailers when they modernize their applications through interconnection.
Equinix Metal is Anthos Ready
Equinix Metal has been certified as Anthos Ready which makes it easy to deploy hybrid workloads. As such, retailers can leverage Equinix Metal and Anthos to manage their infrastructure and applications across multiple clouds, on-premises and at the edge—seamlessly and securely. Equinix Metal is available on-demand in minutes in a variety of configurations, forming a secure and cost-effective infrastructure substrate for hybrid, multicloud and latency sensitive use cases.
Anthos unifies the management of infrastructure and applications across on-premises, edge, and in multiple public clouds with a Google Cloud backed control plane for consistent operation at scale. This means Equinix Metal and Anthos can be scaled up to meet temporary spikes in customer demand driven by seasonal events such as Mother’s Day or Black Friday, and then scaled down again once the additional capacity is no longer needed. Retailers can also speed up development, deliver new services faster, and reduce hardware costs and system maintenance overhead, giving retailers more time and resources to focus on their core business processes. Running Anthos on Equinix Metal can help retailers achieve their digital transformation through application modernization and the reduction of overall CAPEX.
Learn more about running Anthos on Equinix Metal by reading our reference architecture guide.
Check out this video to see how, together, Equinix and Google Cloud can help your business accelerate application development and modernization.