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How Google is boosting cloud networks

One of the most advanced computer networks has been built by Google over the past decade. Thousands of miles fiber of optic cables serve as Google’s backbone. Furthermore, Google uses advanced networking software that has edge caching services that deliver consistent, fast and scalable performance.

Network administrators are responsible for keeping organization computer systems up to date and constantly analyzing the network to ensure it is running smoothly. While every millisecond of latency counts, Google uses networking defined software and technology that enable fast edge caching and route packets across the globe, thus making content delivered to users quickly.

With Cloud Router, network administrators no longer needs to keep analyzing and configuring IP prefix list and static VPN routes. Also, there is no need for new VPN tunnels whenever network topology changes. With Cloud Routers, organizations can make network topology changes without traffic disruption.

In addition, network administrator tools for analysis, monitoring, and troubleshooting offers visibility into various network activities and gives managers better foothold for spotting potential network problems, improving performance and nipping security incidents. These tools provide the capacity to identify and monitor up to more than 300 protocols. A system administrator can record network profiles using these tools, set customizable combination of an alarm trigger, and create customizable reports. Further, these tools can be employed to monitor statistics such email auto saving, monitoring, and provide easy-to-use timing sequence charts.

Google Cloud platform is hooked together with 10GB Ethernet, and once the traffic is release to public it runs on Content Delivery Network (CDN) of Google which is fast, but is not fast enough to meet all demands. Thus, Google has made some moves to boost its cloud networking performance. Google has partnered with a leading global CDN provider, Akamai.

Akamai is meant to open more pipes to Google cloud. With Google’s CDN incorporated and interconnected with Akamai CDN, cloud traffic from Google will run over Akamai CDN location to Google’s edge network over a private route. This will reduce egress and latency cost to their customers. Akamai Intelligent Platform will be used to give direct Google network interconnectivity, and it will improve performance and save up to 66 per cent of Google cloud egress cost. Besides, Google partnership with Akamai will significantly increase Google’s networks point of presence. As a result, more responsive cloud services will be delivered by Google cloud platform.

In addition, Google is boosting traffic for its cloud users technically by generally availing HTTPS load balancing. With Google’s private fiber network and more than 70 points of network presence, Google predicts dramatic improvement in latency and application availability.

Google claim that its SDN virtualization stack, Andromeda, has been double throughout both for 200-stream benchmark and single-stream. Despite that it is invisible to Google cloud users, Google’s benchmark numbers back this up. In addition, to those who use Google’s Virtual Private Network (VPN), the company has promised immediate improvement. This is due to its sub-networks that enable one to configure VPN gateway with various destination IP that ranges per-region in the same network. In addition to an expansion of VPN route control, the local targeting IP will lower the latency in comparison to IP range that span across the entire region.

Using Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), Google’s enterprise–grade VPNs will get dynamic routing, adding to lower latency functionality. Enterprise can tap Google Cloud router to enable BGP updates between their non-Google networks and compute engine network. The new technology can help organizations to create a dynamic routing when used with cloud computing.

If faster network speed is what one wants from the public cloud, then by putting together these entire Google moves, one is likely to get a much faster network interaction with Google cloud platform.

Robert Cordray
Robert Cordray
Robert Cordray is a former business consultant and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience and a wide variety of knowledge in multiple areas of the industry. He currently resides in the Southern California area and spends his time helping consumers and business owners alike try to be successful. When he’s not reading or writing, he’s most likely with his beautiful wife and three children.

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