Google announced that it will add two new regions to Cloud Platform later this year. These are a U.S. Western region in Oregon and an East Asia region in (Tokyo) Japan.
These will actually just be the first two of over 10 additional regions the company will be adding to its network through next year. Product manager Varun Sakalkar says in a blog post:
We’re opening these new regions to help Cloud Platform customers deploy services and applications nearer to their own customers, for lower latency and greater responsiveness. With these new regions, even more applications become candidates to run on Cloud Platform, and get the benefits of Google-level scale and industry leading price/performance.
The Japan region will be in beta for at least a month. You can fill out this survey to sign up for the beta, and we’ll notify you as soon as it’s ready. If you’re interested in Oregon, please fill out this survey to be notified.
Last year, they opened a new U.S. east coast region in South Carolina. Google notes that each region has multiple availability zones.
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