Teraco announces Google Cloud Interconnect support

Teraco has announced that it will offer connectivity to the Google Cloud Johannesburg region at its Isando Campus through Google Cloud Interconnect.

This follows Google’s announcement last week that its Johannesburg cloud region in South Africa — its first in Africa — was ready for customer use.

“Google Cloud Interconnect provides low-latency, high-availability connections that enable enterprises to reliably transfer data using direct physical connections between clients’ on-premises networks and the Google network,” Teraco stated.

Google Cloud director for Africa, Niral Patel, said the region in Johannesburg would accelerate the African tech ecosystem, providing organisations with the resources they needed to scale, innovate, and compete in the global marketplace.

Patel said the continent’s Internet economy was estimated to reach $180 billion (R3.36 trillion) by 2025, accounting for 5.2% of its total gross domestic product.

The addition of the Johannesburg region takes Google’s overall network to 40 cloud regions and 121 zones, developing Google Cloud services to over 200 countries and territories worldwide.

“Our direct connections to the Google Cloud infrastructure ensure our clients have direct, secure access to the critical IT resources they need for business success,” said Teraco’s head of platforms, Michele McCann.

“The launch of Google Cloud in Africa is another important milestone in our digital transformation journey.”

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