Google Cloud has revealed that it would be expanding its services to three new Google Cloud regions in Asia-Pacific (APAC), specifically Malaysia, Thailand, and New Zealand. This addition brings Google’s total number of cloud regions to 34, including previously announced Google Cloud regions in Berlin, Dammam, Doha, Mexico, Tel Aviv, and Turin.
This couldn’t have come at a better time as this would help to address organizations’ increasing needs in the area of digital sovereignty and enable more opportunities for digital transformation and innovation in Asia Pacific, as mentioned by 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.”
The new cloud regions reflects Google Cloud’s plans to continuously support digital transformation across Asia Pacific and investing 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.