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The new Google Cloud region in Columbus, Ohio is open

Digital tools such as cloud computing are fueling economic transformation across the US, including Ohio. Google continues to invest across cities and communities in Ohio, bringing over 200 jobs to the state, and helping provide $12.85 billion of economic activity for tens of thousands of Ohio businesses, nonprofits, publishers, creators and developers. To further accelerate the transformation of all Ohioan businesses and technologists, we’re thrilled to announce our newest Google Cloud region in Columbus, Ohio is open. The Columbus cloud region brings a second region to the Midwest, the 10th region to North America, and grows our global cloud region count to 33.

A region for the Buckeye State

Now open to Google Cloud customers, the Columbus region (us-east5) provides you with the speed and availability you need to innovate faster, build high-performing applications, and serve local customers — all on the cleanest cloud in the industry. Additionally, the region gives you added flexibility to distribute your workloads across the central, midwest, and eastern US.

The Columbus region offers immediate access to three zones, for high availability workloads, and our standard set of products, including Compute Engine, Google Kubernetes Engine, Cloud Storage, Persistent Disk, CloudSQL, and Cloud Identity. Our private backbone connects Columbus to our global network more quickly and securely. In addition, you can integrate your on-premises workloads with our new region using Cloud Interconnect. This means that Columbus-based customers can expand globally from their front door, and those based outside the region can more easily reach their users in the Midwest.

What customers are saying

Industries including retail, financial services, and IT are investing in Columbus. Organizations across these verticals have turned to the Google Cloud to innovate faster and help solve their most complex challenges

“As Wendy’s continues to innovate in new ways to create fast, frictionless, and fun interactions that redefine the way customers visit and enjoy our restaurants, our partnership with Google Cloud is a key enabler to delivering on our AI/ML and data analytics strategies. The proximity of the new Google Cloud region to Wendy’s headquarters provides the ability for us to move and scale quickly as business needs evolve. Additionally, Google Cloud’s investment in Columbus positions central Ohio as a true technology hub, which further boosts Wendy’s and other regional employers’ ability to recruit innovative talent,” said Kevin Vasconi, Chief Information Officer, Wendy’s.

“Huntington National Bank’s API Architecture is a central component to our growth and technology strategy.  As our business segments grow from an offering and geographic perspective, we must evolve our technology to provide the optimal experience for our customers and our partners.  Collaborating directly with Google Cloud on the build out of their cloud region in Central Ohio, provides the access our technology teams need to innovatively scale our infrastructure to meet the demands of our business with increased availability, lower latency, and greater resiliency,” said Geoff Preston, Chief Architect, Huntington National Bank.

“Google Cloud has been instrumental in our ability to scale and optimize data management and compute resources. We prioritize scale, elasticity and resilience in cloud services and Google Cloud delivers all three globally and locally. With Google Cloud security, we can efficiently process the quantities of application data required to accelerate alert detection and reduce response times for the critical infrastructure our customers depend on to enable the continuity of their vital applications.” said Sheryl Haislet, Chief Information Officer at Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity systems headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, that leverages Google Cloud solutions to provide resilience for its operations and to better support customers.

“The addition of the new cloud region in Ohio continues to demonstrate Google Cloud’s commitment to the enterprise space and their presence in the region,” said Chris Delong, Chief Technology Officer, Designer Brands Inc. / DSW 

What’s next

We are thrilled to welcome you to our new cloud region in Columbus, and eagerly await to see what you build with our platform. Register here for our Cloud Study Jam in June – an event for local developers to get hands-on training with Google Cloud. Stay tuned for more region announcements and launches this year, including our next U.S. region in Dallas, TX. And for more information, contact sales to get started with Google Cloud today.

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