Google has today opened its new cloud region in Las Vegas, bringing the cloud giant’s total to seven regions in the United States and 23 regions globally. 

The new cloud region consists of three availability zones and gives Google Cloud Platform (GCP) customers an added capacity and the flexibility to distribute workloads across the western U.S., including the company’s existing cloud regions in Los Angeles, Salt Lake City and Oregon.

“We are excited to welcome you to our new cloud region in Las Vegas, and eagerly await to see what you build with our platform,” said Julia Broodney, product manager at Google Cloud Platform.

“We’ve heard from many of you that the availability of your workloads and business continuity are increasingly top priorities. Let’s use the new region in Las Vegas to explain a bit more about how regions, and the choice of where to run your applications, may impact your reliability.”

According to the company, the availability zones in Las Vegas are connected by low latency high-bandwidth networking and its private backbone provides a secure connection through Google’s global network between Las Vegas and the other 22 GCP regions globally. Each zone is a data center that is composed of separate software, power, cooling, network, and security infrastructure, and includes a lot of compute and storage resources.

Last month, Google announced plans to develop four new GCP regions in Delhi, India; Doha, Qatar; Melbourne, Australia and Toronto, Canada. Google further signed its first strategic collaboration agreement to launch a region in the Middle East with the Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA).

Also in February, GCP opened a new cloud region in Seoul and in its announcement, the company called 2020 a tremendous year for GCP as it plans to expand the company’s global infrastructure with the rollout of more regions and availability zones throughout the year.

The outbreak of the coronavirus may not alter the 2020 plans of GCP, as the company announced yesterday that Google Cloud revenue climbed to $2.77 billion in the first quarter, a 52% increase from the prior-year period.