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Google expands cloud footprint across Americas, Asia, Europe and Middle East

News adds to this year’s steady pace of hyperscale roll outs across the globe from the world’s largest public cloud operators.

By João Marques Lima

Founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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December 06, 2021 | 3:00 AM GMT

Google expands cloud footprint across Americas, Asia, Europe and Middle East

Sachin Gupta, Google’s GM and VP of Product for IaaS. Source: Google

Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) has unveiled plans to add new cloud regions around the globe as other locations are brought online across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

In North America, Google said it will add cloud regions in Columbus, Ohio, and Dallas, Texas over the next two years.

“These new U.S. regions will bring our services even closer to existing customers such as J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., which is implementing Google Cloud solutions to help create the most efficient transportation network in North America,” Sachin Gupta, Google’s GM and VP of Product for IaaS, said in a blog.

Down in South America, the search engine giant has brought online its Santiago cloud region, the first in Chile and second in South America after São Paulo, Brazil.

Over in the Middle East, Google has shared further plans on its first Saudi Arabia cloud region first announced in 2020.

The region will operate out of Dammam, the sixth-most populous city in Saudi Arabia which serves as the capital of the Eastern Province.

Gupta added in the blog post that as the business prepares for launch, it will also soon begin hiring staff for a Riyadh-based office.

Still in the Middle East region, Google is to open a cloud zone near the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, recently named the world’s most expansive city to live in.

“When operational, the Tel Aviv region will enable us to meet the growing demand for cloud services in Israel across industries, from retail to financial services to the public sector,” Gupta said.

Recently, Google Cloud was selected by the Israeli government to provide public cloud services to all government entities from across the state, including ministries, authorities, and government-owned companies.

Further north in Europe, Google’ is to deploy a second region in Germany to complement its Frankfurt base.

The new cloud region will be located in Berlin-Brandenburg and serve both public sector organisations and private businesses.

Gupta said: “Businesses and organizations around the world depend on Google Cloud to help them digitally transform, innovate across their industries, and drive operational efficiencies for long-term growth. Our global network of Google Cloud Platform regions is the foundation of this capability, delivering high-performance, low latency cloud-based services to customers and their users in more than 200 countries and territories globally.

“With 29 cloud regions and 88 zones, we operate more regions with multiple availability zones than any other hyperscale cloud provider. So far in 2021, we have opened new regions in Warsaw (Poland), Delhi NCR (India), Melbourne (Australia), and Toronto (Canada), bringing the cleanest cloud in the industry closer to more customers across multiple continents.”

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