At the recent Google Cloud Next conference, Google Cloud introduced the Cross-Cloud Network, which is learned to be a groundbreaking solution that is specifically designed to simplify the connection of applications across diverse cloud platforms. This new platform places a strong emphasis on speed and security, aiming to streamline the complexities of multi-cloud networking.
The Cross-Cloud Network harnesses the power of existing and newly available services of Google Cloud to create a centralized network infrastructure. This infrastructure not only enhances security but also abstracts workloads deployed in various other cloud environments. It is built to be an open and programmable networking platform, facilitating rapid and secure connections between different clouds and on-premises locations. Muninder Sambi, VP at Google Cloud, stated that the Cross-Cloud Network makes it easier to build and assemble distributed applications across clouds while reducing the total cost of ownership by nearly fifty percent.
This innovative service includes Cross-Cloud Interconnect that was introduced earlier this year in May. It provides managed interconnects with impressive bandwidth options (10 Gbps or 100 Gbps) backed by a robust 99.99% SLA. Cross-Cloud Network extends its support to major cloud providers like Alibaba Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure across all Google Cloud regions.
The Cross-Cloud Network specifically caters to three common multi-cloud workload scenarios and these are building distributed applications, delivering internet-facing applications and securing access for hybrid workforces. It takes advantage of Google’s secure global network, which spans across more than 187 PoPs in over 200 countries and territories.
To bolster security, Cross-Cloud Network leverages Google Cloud’s Cloud Armor, DDoS defense service, and Web Application Firewall. It also collaborates with security leaders like Palo Alto Networks and Broadcom Symantec.