Google Cloud Platform set to launch in Melbourne

Friday, 06 March, 2020

Google Cloud Platform set to launch in Melbourne

Google Cloud Platform is set to descend on Melbourne, with three ‘zones’ projected to come online next year, according to a company blog post

Launching with Google Cloud’s “portfolio of key products”, the new region is expected to provide “lower latency to businesses and offer the infrastructure to support disaster recovery and regulatory needs”, Google said.

ANZ Group Executive, Technology Gerard Florian and National Australia Bank Executive General Manager Infrastructure, Cloud and Workplace Steve Day, who already work with Google Cloud, said the Melbourne region would help the companies improve their governance and security controls, service management, availability, durability and resilience.

Google expects Australia’s cloud demand to increase over the coming years, with a self-commissioned study showing public cloud will grow “at a CAGR of 17% from US$5 billion in 2018 to US$11 billion in 2023”, while creating US$108 billion in GDP and an extra 26,000 jobs.

“Our Google Cloud regions in Australia will play an instrumental role in facilitating this growth, and will empower businesses and governments to securely and sustainably digitally transform and create value for years to come,” the blog said.

Google aims to make the region carbon neutral, offsetting the services’ energy use with renewable energy, it added.

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