EXPANDING ITS APAC FOOTPRINT TO 11 CLOUD REGIONS
Google Cloud has just announced that it plans to open three new Cloud Regions in Malaysia, Thailand, and New Zealand, expanding its Asia Pacific footprint.
Upon opening of these regions, Google Cloud expects enterprises across industries, startups, and public sector organizations across Asia Pacific to gain more access to infrastructures that enable them to maintain low latency and high security, data residency, and compliance standards, including specific data storage requirements.
“These new cloud regions represent our ongoing commitment to supporting digital transformation across Asia Pacific. We continue to invest in expanding connectivity throughout the region by working with partners in the telecommunications industry to establish subsea cables — including Apricot, Echo, JGA South, INDIGO, and Topaz — and points of presence in major cities,” said Karan Bajwa, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Google Cloud.
These new regions are expected to join six other cloud regions that Google Cloud previously announced are underway in Berlin, Dammam, Doha, Mexico, Tel Aviv, and Turin. When fully operational, these facilities will also join 34 Google Cloud regions which are currently in operation around the world — 11 of which are located in Asia Pacific.
“The new Google Cloud regions will help to address organizations’ increasing needs in the area of digital sovereignty and enable more opportunities for digital transformation and innovation in Asia Pacific,” said Daphne Chung, Research Director, Cloud Services and Software Research, IDC Asia/Pacific.
“With this announcement, Google Cloud is providing customers with more choices in accessing capabilities from local cloud regions while aiding their journeys to hybrid and multi-cloud environments.”
Google Cloud’s 34th region was launched about 2 months ago in Dallas, Texas, marking its second region in the central United States, and closely follows the opening of Google Cloud’s data center region in Columbus, Ohio which is expected to enable workload distribution across Central, Midwest, and Eastern US. The Dallas region is also the eleventh Google Cloud region in North America.