Interxion: A Digital Realty Company (NYSE: DLR) and leading European provider of carrier- and cloud-neutral colocation data centre solutions, announced today that direct, secure access to Google Cloud’s platform is now available at its Vienna Campus. By interconnecting to Google Cloud’s platform, Interxion continues to strengthen its position as one of the most highly connected locations in Europe, building on its already established presence in the central and eastern European regions.
Google Cloud provides a suite of cloud computing services, enabling customers to build, deploy, and scale applications, websites, and services on the same infrastructure as Google. Interxion's Cloud Connect service offers reliable and private interconnections to Google Cloud’s platform with the added benefit of bypassing the publicly accessible web to store data in Austria. This methodology gives businesses scope for next-generation applications and facilitates scaled digital services. Added to this is better control over their total cost of ownership and shorter time-to-market for the rollout of new services.
The addition of Google Cloud to Cloud Connect also further expands Digital Realty’s global infrastructure solution, PlatformDIGITAL®. For new and existing Interxion customers working to execute their digital transformation strategies and scale globally, this new enhancement helps fulfill their global connectivity needs quickly and efficiently, with a single multi-tenant data centre provider.
Digital Realty’s recently published Data Gravity Index DGx™, which measures the creation, aggregation and private exchange of enterprise data, projects that data gravity intensity across the EMEA region will continue growing at a faster rate than either North America or Asia Pacific, more than doubling in the region each year by 2024. In the most recent study – Data Gravity Index DGx™ v1.5 – Digital Realty expanded the scope of the first study to encompass enterprise data from 23 distinct vertical industries and 53 global metros, including Vienna. The Austrian capital is expected to experience a rapid increase in data gravity intensity, more than doubling through 2024.
“Many companies have significantly accelerated their digitisation initiatives in the past year, and this will only continue. The trend is clearly moving in the direction of hybrid IT and given the rich community of network hubs that are now directly accessible on PlatformDIGITAL® from Interxion’s Vienna Campus, customers can reach 80 percent of Europe’s GDP in less than 25 milliseconds (RTD),” says Martin Madlo, Managing Director, Austria, Interxion.
“We are committed to Austria as a location for digitisation and, as an innovation enabler, we want to support our customer’s digital transformation strategy by offering them everything they need to build their hybrid IT strategy,” adds Madlo.
The digitisation push experienced by Austrian companies over the past year, regardless of industry and size, has increased the demand for highly connected multi-tenant data centres. This is partly due to the shift from those businesses who choose not to have an in-house data centre, to those that focus on a hybrid IT model with Interxion.
“The dedicated interconnection in Vienna is very important for our rapidly growing number of customers in Austria as it gives them even more choices for hybrid environments. Together with Interxion, we are making it easier for customers to connect to Google Cloud’s global infrastructure and create hybrid and multi-cloud environments,” says Christian Martin, Managing Director Alps Region at Google Cloud.