Google Sets Up Cloud Plans for Regions

By mdkg1116

Oct 14, 2016 06:00 AM EDT

The plan to introduce four new cloud regions in Asia was confirmed by Google. The firm saw a rapid enterprise cloud adoption and aiming to differentiate itself through its structure of pricing and granular offerings.

Later this year, Tokyo will be added as a Google Cloud region. This is supported by three data centers, at the same time Singapore, Mumbai, Sydney will join next year on the network.

 The cloud vendor which presently operates two data centers in Singapore provide storage and services for Google Cloud Platform customers. Its data centers process requests for its cloud services which include Gmail and Google Docs.

 Cloud regions hold up campaign to customers and are added based on the level of demand from its Cloud Platform clients for lower latency, higher speeds, and to store data locally.

At present, Taiwan is the only single active Google Cloud region in Asia. On the other hand in Europe, there is also one cloud region, located in Belgium. While in U.S. there are three. Google planned four for Asia. Aside from that the vendor will be adding three more regions in Europe and two in the Americas.

Google's Asia pacific managing director for cloud, Rick Harshman, said that the vendor saw an accelerated growth in this region, which struck well of over triple digit for a year-old growth rates. However, he refused to give the figures on how many Google Cloud customers were from Asia-Pacific or how much the region has contributed to the firm's overall cloud income.

Harshman, in an interview pointed out that Google did not break down its revenue by geographies, yet did note that it had 2 million customers worldwide on G Suite. The Google Cloud Platform has served more than 1 billion end-users currently.

Furthermore, in the markets most cloud players would provide greater discounts only if customers pledged to a year-long or three-year contracts, which locked them into a specific vendor, Harshman concluded.

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