Need to Know
- Google is expanding its Canadian cloud presence with a Toronto region to complement its existing Montreal network.
- The new region will contain three zones to serve Canadians organizations of all sizes and industries, allowing them to distribute apps and storage to protect against service disruptions.
- The Toronto cloud region will also launch Google’s core portfolio of Cloud Platform products, including Compute Engine, App Engine, Google Kubernetes Engine, Bigtable, Spanner, and BigQuery.
- In addition to Toronto, Google announced new cloud regions in Delhi, Doha, and Melbourne.
Google is expanding its Canadian investments with its new Toronto Google Cloud region. Following in the footsteps of its first Candian region in Montreal, the Toronto network will contain three zones to help serve Canadian organizations of all sizes.
“We’re working constantly to bring you new cloud products and capabilities in Canada, and our goal is to allow you to access those services quickly and easily—wherever you might be in the country. That’s why we decided to build this new region in Toronto, complementing our existing one in Montréal,” said Jim Lambe, Managing Director of Google Cloud Canada in an official Google Blog.
The Toronto region will launch with Google’s core Cloud Platform products Compute Engine, App Engine, Google Kubernetes Engine, Bigtable, Spanner, and BigQuery. It will also provide distributed, secure infrastructure to help customers meet disaster recovery and compliance requirements, features sought after by businesses that operate in highly regulated industries.
Currently, Google has 22 cloud regions with 67 zones across 16 countries. In addition to Toronto, the tech giant also announced new cloud regions in Delhi, India; Doha, Qatar; and Melbourne, Australia.
Its global expansion marks the company’s desire to build a secure global network that serves its growing list of users. Just this week, Google parent company Alphabet reported its fourth-quarter fiscal 2019 results, noting that Google Cloud has hit a $10 billion annual revenue run rate.
Speaking of $10 billion, Google is also planning to invest the same amount of money into US offices and data centers this year alone. In total, 11 states will see new or expanded facilities in 2020.
The new Toronto Google Cloud network is expected to be completed by 2021.