Google announces new Cloud regions for Asia Pacific

Google has unveiled plans to spend billions on launching new cloud regions in three countries in Asia-Pacific

Google Cloud has unveiled three brand-new cloud regions opening in Asia-Pacific, which will provide new cloud computing opportunities and service sales for global channel partners. 

It will be building and equipping new data centres in Malaysia, Thailand and New Zealand, which will mark the company’s first cloud region in each country to provide local customers with the infrastructure to empower their cloud services.

“The new Google Cloud regions will help to address organisations’ increasing needs in the area of digital sovereignty and enable more opportunities for digital transformation and innovation in 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," said Daphne Chung, Research Director, Cloud Services and Software Research, IDC Asia/Pacific.

New cloud regions

These new regions will join Google’s 34 cloud regions currently in operation around the world — 11 of which are located in Asia Pacific. 

“Digital transformation plays a key role in helping Vodafone deliver better customer experiences and connect all Kiwis. We welcome Google Cloud’s investment in New Zealand and look forward to working together to offer more enriched experiences for local businesses, and the communities we serve,” said Jason Paris, CEO, Vodafone New Zealand.

Enterprises across industries, startups, and public sector organisations across Asia Pacific will benefit from key controls that enable them to maintain low latency and the highest security, data residency, and compliance standards, including specific data storage requirements.

“Our journey with Google Cloud spans almost half a decade, with our most recent partnership and co-innovation initiatives paving the way for AirAsia and Capital A to disrupt the digital platform arena in the same vein as we did airlines. The announcement of a new cloud region that’s coming to Malaysia – and Thailand too if I may add – showcases Google Cloud’s continuous desire to expand its in-region capabilities to complement and support our aspiration of establishing the airasia Super App at the centre of our e-commerce, logistics and fintech ecosystem, while enriching the local community and giving all 700 million people in Asean inclusivity, accessibility, and value. I couldn’t be more excited about this massive milestone and the new possibilities that Google Cloud’s growing network of cloud regions will create for us, our peers, and the common man,” said Tony Fernandes, CEO, Capital A.

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