Bell partners with Google Cloud to offer hybrid cloud connectivity to businesses

Bell partners with Google Cloud to offer hybrid cloud connectivity for business customers. (Pixabay)

Canada's Bell announced that its Bell Cloud Connect business customers can now connect globally with Google Cloud Platform's hybrid cloud.

Bell's private fiber network connects to Google Cloud Partner Interconnect locations in Toronto and Montreal. Using Bell's fiber links to Google Cloud, business customers can pick from a range of data speeds up to 10G.

"We're very pleased to join with Google Cloud to provide Bell Cloud Connect customers with dedicated broadband connectivity to Google Cloud Platform," said Tom Little, president of Bell Business Markets., in a statement. "With Bell's direct private network connections, business customers maximize their cloud services with outstanding data speeds, low latency and advanced security."

Google Cloud Partner Interconnect is a product in the Google Cloud Interconnect family that offers higher speed and low cost connectivity.

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