Dedicated and Partner Interconnect provide a higher level of service that Cloud VPN and greater throughout. This is the enterprise grade solution.

Choosing a Network Connectivity product provides further details on each of the services described below.

Cloud Interconnect

There are two flavours of Cloud Interconnect: Dedicated over Good fibre or Partner via a service provider.

The other types of peering: Direct and Carrier, are for accessing Google services only such as Google APIs or other public services such as YouTube.

Dedicated Interconnect (L2)

  • 802.1Q VLAN connection on Google dedicated fiber
  • Direct physical connection between GCP and customer datacenter
  • Co-Lo connectivity requires connection to a Google colocation facility
  • Customer must provide their own routing equipment at the colocation facility i.e. no Google supplied CPE
  • Supported connection types
    • 10-Gbps 10GBASE-LR (1310 nm) single mode fiber
    • 100-Gbps 100GBASE-LR4 single mode fiber (max length = 10km, otherwise use DWDM)
    • IPv4 Link local addressing
    • LACP
    • EBGP
Dedicated Interconnect

Partner Interconnect (L2 and L3)

  • 802.1Q VLAN connection over partner circuit
  • Connect GCP VPC to datacenter through a supported service provider
  • Service provider already has a connection to a GCP colo facility
  • The Interconnect at the service provider is shared with other customers
  • Customer connects to service provider POP instead of directly with Google
  • Routing is through BGP
    • L2: BGP from GCP Cloud Router -> Customer Datacenter
    • L3: BGP from GCP Cloud Router -> Service Provider edge router
  • SLAs of 99.9% and 99.99% available

Partner Interconnect

Dedicated vs Partner Interconnect

Direct Peering (L3)

  • Dedicated connection for Google public services such as YouTube and Google Public APIs

Carrier Peering (L3)

  • Shared connection for Google public services such as YouTube and Google Public APIs