The Melbourne cloud region is Google Cloud's second cloud region in Australia following the opening of its first region launched in Sydney in July 2017.
According to Google Cloud businesses across industries will benefit from the additional region, “particularly regulated sectors like healthcare, FSI and government agencies, which need to keep data on-shore for security and compliance”.
Google says the new region will bring lower latency to businesses and offer the infrastructure to support disaster recovery and regulatory needs.
In a joint blog, Rick Harshman, Managing Director, Google Cloud Asia Pacific and Mark Innes, Vice President, Google Cloud in ANZ and APAC Industry Verticals, say that “regions are the cornerstone of our cloud infrastructure, enabling customers such as Australia Post, Macquarie Bank, Optus and Woolworths to deliver high performing, low latency cloud-based services to their users, no matter where they are around the world”.
“Today, we take another step forward by announcing that a new Google Cloud Platform (GCP) region is coming to Melbourne. projected to come online in 2021, the Melbourne region will have three zones to protect against service disruptions, and will launch with our portfolio of key products.