Monolithic search engine Google recently authorized Tata Communications, a global Internet solution provider, to partner with its new Google Cloud Interconnect service. According to the agreement, the new Google service will connect with Tata Communications’ IZO™ Public platform, and collaborate on a simple way for businesses to connect and build their cloud over the public Internet.
“We’re delighted to announce another milestone around IZO™, our enterprise WAN and cloud enablement platform as a Google Cloud Platform Authorized Services Partner with our IZO™ Public service,” said Julie Woods-Moss, Tata Communications’ NextGen Business CEO, in a statement. “Together with Google, we are committed in creating an ecosystem to make the Internet fit for business to address how businesses use the Internet to connect to the cloud in a secure and predictable way.”
The collaboration should come as no surprise to anyone with an eye on Tata Communications, though. More than 24% of the world’s Internet routes travel over Tata’s leading global network. The company is also the only Tier-1 provider that’s also in the top five by routes in five continents.
Now that Google Cloud Interconnect is connected to the IZO™ Public cloud enablement service, Tata Communications will continue to grow the IZO™ platform ecosystem and expand its reach, which currently consists of more than 20 service providers covering countries that account for about 85% of the world’s GDP.
However, it’s easy to lose sight of what this means industry-wise when looking at the details — you can’t see the forest when you’re looking at the tree.
Cloud hosting has already rocked the tech industry to say the least. By the end of next year, end-user spending on cloud hosting will likely top the $180 billion mark, and for good reason, too. About 52% of companies say that cloud hosting has improved their turnaround time on new products and services. Cloud hosting has also allowed about 82% of its commercial adopters to save money, as well.
And that’s as things stand, now.
Basically, this collaboration means that it’s quite possible the cloud will become even better.