BT has launched  a new service to offer organisations direct and fast access to Google Cloud Platform.

BT Cloud Connect for Google Cloud gives customers direct connectivity with interface speeds varying from 50 Mb/s to 2Gb/s.

“A resilient pair of high-performance connections means access to Google Cloud Platform services comes with more security, higher availability and with better consistency compared to connecting over the open internet,” said BT.

The service is currently available at Google Cloud’s Ashburn and Chicago points of presence in the US, as well as in Frankfurt, Germany and London, enabling organisations based in those regions to optimise performance and meet compliance requirements.

“It offers customers a comprehensive choice of cloud services providers and value-added services such as Check Point firewall, Connect Intelligence Riverbed and Connect Intelligence InfoVista, which provide security and end-to-end applications visibility, control and acceleration from branch sites to where data is hosted in the cloud,” said BT VP  of strategy and strategic alliance Neil Sutton.