Businesses, government organizations, and policy makers around the world want a hyperscale cloud that delivers the cloud, their way. We help businesses and governments build quickly, securely, and cost effectively with the next generation of infrastructure designed to meet their specific workload and industry needs.
Our global infrastructure — including our network of 39 Google Cloud regions — is the foundation of this capability, delivering high-performance, low-latency cloud-based services to customers in more than 200 countries and territories. Over the past year, we announced plans to add cloud regions across APAC (including New Zealand and Thailand) and EMEA (in places like Kuwait, South Africa, and Sweden), and delivered on commitments in Tel Aviv (Israel), Turin (Italy), Doha (Qatar), and Berlin-Brandenburg (Germany).
Today, we’re sharing updates on our ongoing work to bring Google Cloud to customers around the world.
Bringing the cloud closer to customers around the world
The future Google Cloud region in Greece will be located in Athens. When it opens, the region will help accelerate the country’s digital transformation and sustainable growth.
We confirmed earlier this year that the Google Cloud region in Mexico will be located in Querétaro, helping us meet growing demand for cloud services in the country across industries. When operational, the Querétaro region will be our third cloud region in Latin America, alongside existing regions in Santiago and São Paulo.
“Accessing cloud-driven innovations in a local, secure, reliable and scalable way means public sector organizations have the ability to offer greater services, and in many cases more efficient and economical for public spending. With the computing power that the cloud opens, it will be possible to advance processes that are currently expensive and open technological competition in our country. The cloud region in Mexico, without a doubt, will help accelerate the adoption of emerging technologies and democratize their benefits in favor of citizens and disadvantaged communities.” – Emiliano Calderón, Coordinator, Estrategia Digital Nacional
Our first New Zealand cloud region will be located in Auckland. When it launches, the region will help Kiwi businesses drive their digital transformations locally with speed, security, and scalability.
“As the country’s largest grocery provider, our focus is on being the most customer-driven retailer for Kiwis and technology is core to this mission. We are pleased to hear Google Cloud is investing in Auckland to deliver its first local cloud region in New Zealand, enabling greater opportunities for us to accelerate our digital transformation efforts locally and continue to serve New Zealanders quickly and at scale.” – Simon Kennedy, Chief Digital Officer, Foodstuffs North Island
Announced last year, our upcoming cloud region in Norway will be located in Oslo, supporting growing demand for Google Cloud services from businesses and public sector organizations in the country.
In 2020, we announced plans to deploy and operate a cloud region in Saudi Arabia, where a local strategic reseller, CNTXT, will offer Google Cloud Platform services to businesses in the Kingdom. In 2021, we shared that the region would be located in Dammam.
Today, we’re announcing the Dammam cloud region is now open, providing businesses operating in the Kingdom and in the Middle East high-performance, low-latency cloud services. This milestone is part of our ongoing commitment to supporting digital transformation across the Middle East, following our launch in Doha and plans to bring a region to Kuwait.
We continue to build our upcoming cloud region in Sweden. With single-digit latency to the Stockholm metropolitan area, this region will benefit customers across Sweden, including Nordics companies Telia and SEB.
“The financial industry is continually transforming and our long-standing partnership with Google Cloud has enabled us to adapt to change by staying at the forefront of innovation. We are pleased that Google is dedicated to establishing a Cloud region in Sweden and see this as a highly positive step benefitting companies and consumers alike. This investment will enable us to accelerate our digitisation journey within the regulatory framework, and strengthen our relationship with our clients, partners and suppliers.” – Petra Ålund, CTO & Head of Technology, SEB
Beyond performance, capacity, and scale
As we add Google Cloud regions globally, we’ll continue to engage with our customers to deliver the solutions they need to solve their most complex problems. This includes working to build a more sustainable future with opportunities for everyone.
We support customers with low-carbon options to run their applications and infrastructure. Google was the first major company to match 100% of our annual electricity consumption with renewable energy in 2017 and every year since. We’re now pursuing net-zero emissions across our operations and value chain by 2030, supported by an ambitious goal to run our entire business on carbon-free energy on an hourly basis.
We’re also committed to harnessing the power of technology to advance human rights where we operate. Recently, we shared an update on how we’re strengthening our programmatic approach to human rights, including how due diligence informs our planning when we expand Google Cloud infrastructure into new countries.
Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. With Google Cloud, we aim to do the same for businesses and organizations, in ways that meet international and local standards. Learn more about our human rights commitment and global cloud infrastructure.
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