Google will be opening a Google Cloud Platform (GCP) region in Hong Kong in 2018. By opening this region, the tech giant said customers in Hong Kong will benefit from low latency and high performance of their cloud-based workloads and data.
The region is also designed for high availability, launching with three zones to protect against service disruptions.
“Today, we are thrilled to announce that we will open a Google Cloud Platform (GCP) region in Hong Kong in 2018,” the company announced in a blog post. “Hong Kong is an international commercial hub and is among the world’s leading service-oriented economies.”
Hong Kong will be the sixth GCP region in Asia Pacific. The other regions that were recently launched were Mumbai, Sydney and Singapore, along with Taiwan and Tokyo. The company added that it will have more investment announcements concerning Asian regions in the coming months.
“A solid cloud infrastructure is the foundation for building a smart city and helping businesses succeed in the digital economy. We are glad that Google is launching the Hong Kong cloud region, a recognition of Hong Kong’s edge and strengths as a data hub,” said Nicholas W. Yang, Secretary for Innovation and Technology of HKSAR Government. “This means businesses in Hong Kong, whether big or small, can leverage the latest, well-established technology infrastructure to expand and succeed in the region and globally.”
“We look forward to welcoming you to the GCP Hong Kong region, and we’re excited to see what you build with our platform,” Google said. “Our locations page provides updates on the availability of additional services and regions. Contact us to request early access to new regions and help us prioritize what we build next.”