In a development which signifies a significant push to cloud computing, Google Cloud has expanded its infrastructure globally.
Google has announced the launch of Dammam as the location for its cloud region. As we prepare for launch, we will start hiring out of a Riyadh-based office to support the cloud region’s deployment and operation, the company said in a statement. Last year, Google had announced its plans to deploy and operate a cloud region in Saudi Arabia, while a local strategic reseller, sponsored by Aramco, will offer cloud services to businesses in the Kingdom.
Along with Saudi Arabia, in the Middle East, Google also announced that it will establish a cloud region in Israel. will be located near Tel Aviv. When operational, the Tel Aviv region will enable Google to meet growing demand for cloud services in Israel across industries, from retail to financial services to the public sector.
Israeli companies like BreezoMeter, Haaretz, PayBox, and Wix already run on our cloud, making it easier to operate their businesses faster, securely, and more reliably.
“Google Cloud’s global network helps Wix to achieve the best performance around the globe. For example, with Google Cloud CDN, we are able to serve tens of millions of requests per day seamlessly, while ensuring that our customers get a consistently great web experience worldwide,” said Eugene Olshenbaum, VP Technology at Wix.
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. Germany
In Germany, Google launched its second cloud which will be located in Berlin-Brandenburg, complementing its existing cloud region in Frankfurt. Once launched, its cloud region in Berlin-Brandenburg will strengthen our safe and secure platform for customers in Germany, including both public sector organizations and businesses like BMG, helping them scale and adapt to changing requirements.
“At BMG, we’re continuously pushing digitization further to help ensure that when our artists release new music, it is promoted effectively around the world. With autoscaling via BigQuery, excellent customer support, and a clean and simple user interface, Google Cloud has been a partner to our technology team and beyond. The new Google Cloud region in Berlin-Brandenburg will further improve collaboration company-wide and make data more accessible to all teams.” – Gaurav Mittal, VP IT & Systems at BMG United States.
Over the next year, Google plans to add cloud regions in Columbus, Ohio, and Dallas, Texas, providing customers operating in North America with the capacity they need to run mission-critical services at the lowest possible latency. 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. Google also announced that its Santiago cloud region is now operational, ready to help more South American customers and partners build a digital-first future. This marks our first cloud region in Chile and second in South America, complementing São Paulo, which opened in 2017, the company said.
The Santiago cloud region brings our high-performance, low-latency cloud services closer to customers across Latin America, from financial institutions like Caja Los Andes to health providers like Red Salud and enterprises like LATAM Airlines. With 29 cloud regions and 88 zones, Google operates more regions with multiple availability zones than any other hyperscale cloud provider. So far in 2021, we’ve opened new regions in Warsaw (Poland), Delhi NCR (India), Melbourne (Australia), and Toronto (Canada).