Google adds two new cloud regions, plans 10 more

On the eve of its major user conference this week, Google announced ambitious plans to expand the geographic scope of its cloud platform around the globe today.

Google announced two new regions: US West in Oregon and East Asia in Tokyo, Japan, with plans to add 10 more regions at undisclosed locations by the end of 2017. Google’s cloud now has six regions including Eastern US (South Carolina), Central US (Iowa), Western Europe (Belgium), and East Asia (Taiwan) with more to come.

The announcement highlights how big IaaS public cloud providers like Google, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and IBM are in an arms race to build up data center capacity for their clouds around the globe.

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