The Dallas, Texas area is right after batting for Google
Google Cloud announced this week that its latest U.S. expansion is underway and underway. Google Cloud has opened a new second zone in the American Midwest in Columbus, Ohio. It is building one in Dallas, Texas that it hopes to launch this year.
The new Columbus, Ohio area, called us-east5, is Google’s 10th in North America and its 33rd in the world, according to Stacey Tracky Meghar, managing director of Google Cloud Central.
The Columbus area opens with three zones – the deployment area for cloud resources. Deployed across multiple regions, Google Cloud helps customers who need a higher level of availability to better mitigate unexpected failures.
“The Columbus area offers immediate access to three standard zones for high availability workloads, and for our standard set, including Compute Engine, Google Coburnets Engine, Cloud Storage, Persistent Disk, CloudSQL, and Cloud Identity.” Megher said.
Google claims that the combination of regional availability and scale helps enterprise customers in certain vertical markets solve digital conversion challenges, reinforcing their demand for customer testimonials in finance, IT and retail. Consumers, including fast food giant Wendy’s and fashion retailer DSW, cited the growing proximity to Google Cloud services as accelerating growth.
Last December, Google Cloud announced plans to expand and improve infrastructure worldwide from Europe to the Middle East and North and South America. Google Cloud currently operates 29 cloud regions and 88 zones, according to Sachin Gupta, GM and VP of IAAS products.
Santiago, Chile has recently become active, with Google announcing separate regional plans for Tel Aviv, Israel and Saudi Arabia, as well as a second planned area for Germany. The United States will look to add three new cloud regions next year: Sachin Gupta, IAAS, GM and VP of products for Google Cloud.
“Over the next year, we will add cloud regions to Columbus, Ohio and Dallas, Texas, giving customers working in North America the capacity to run mission-critical services with the lowest possible delay,” Gupta said.
At a time when environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are at the forefront, Google claims to be managing the “greenest cloud in the industry.” Google says it became carbon-neutral in 2007 and is working toward 100% carbon-free energy by 2030.
The company’s recent sustainability initiatives include new tools to help customers mitigate the effects of the environment, green improvements to the Google Earth engine, and a new green data sharing initiative.