By Dave Stiver, Product Manager, Google Cloud Platform
The Singapore region is now open as asia-southeast1. This is our first Google Cloud Platform (GCP) region in Southeast Asia (and our third region in Asia), and it promises to significantly improve latency for GCP customers and end users in the area.
Customers are loving GCP in Southeast Asia; the total number of paid GCP customers in Singapore has increased by 100% over the last 12 months.
And the experience for GCP customers in Southeast Asia is better than ever too; performance testing shows 51% to 98% reductions in round-trip time (RTT) latency when serving customers in Singapore, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok compared to using other GCP regions in Taiwan or Tokyo.
Customers with a global footprint like BBM Messenger, Carousell and Go-Jek have been looking forward to the launch of the Singapore region.
“We are excited to be able to deploy into the GCP Singapore region, as it will allow us to offer our services closer to BBM Messenger key markets. Coupled with Google’s global load balancers and extensive global network, we expect to be able to provide a low latency, high-speed experience for our users globally. During our POCs, we found that GCP outperformed most vendors on key metrics such as disk I/O and network performance on like-for-like benchmarks. With sustained usage discounts and continuous support from Google’s PSO and account team, we are excited to make GCP the foundation for the next generation of BBM consumer services.” — Matthew Talbot, CEO of Creative Media Works, the company that runs BBM Messenger Consumer globally.
“As one of the largest and fastest growing mobile classifieds marketplaces in the world, Carousell needed a platform that was agile enough for a startup, but could scale quickly as we expand. We found all these qualities in the Google Cloud Platform (GCP), which gives us a level of control over our systems and environment that we didn’t find elsewhere, along with access to cutting edge technologies. We’re thrilled that GCP is launching in Singapore, and look forward to being inspired by the way Google does things at scale.” — Jordan Dea-Mattson, Vice President Engineering, Carousell
“We are extremely pleased with the performance of GCP, and we are excited about the opportunities opening in Indonesia and other markets, and making use of the Singapore Cloud Region. The outcomes we’ve achieved in scaling, stability and other areas have proven how fantastic it is to have Google and GCP among our key service partners.” — Ajey Gore, CTO, Go-Jek
We’ve launched Singapore with two zones and the following services:
Google Cloud is pleased to announce that having completed the required assessment, it has been recommended, by an approved certification body, for Level 3 certification of Singapore’s Multi-Tier Cloud Security (MTCS) standard (SS 584:2015+C1:2016). Customers can expect formal approval of Google Cloud’s certification in the coming months. As a result of achieving this certification, organizations who require compliance with the strictest levels of the MTCS standard can now confidently adopt Google Cloud services and host this data on Google Cloud’s infrastructure.
For more details on the Singapore region, please visit our Singapore region portal, where you’ll get access to free resources, whitepapers, on-demand video series called “Cloud On-Air” and more. These will help you get started on GCP. Our locations page provides updates on other regions coming online soon. Give us a shout to request early access to new regions and help us prioritize what we build next.