By Rick Harshman, Asia Pacific Managing Director, Google Cloud
Today, we are thrilled to announce that we will open a Google Cloud Platform (GCP) region in Hong Kong in 2018. Hong Kong is an international commercial hub and is among the world’s leading service-oriented economies. By opening this region, 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.
Hong Kong will be the sixth GCP region in Asia Pacific, joining the recently launched Mumbai, Sydney, and Singapore regions, as well as Taiwan and Tokyo. And that’s not the end of our Asia Pacific investments — stay tuned for news about upcoming 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. 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.”
— Nicholas W Yang, Secretary for Innovation & Technology, HKSAR Government
The GCP Hong Kong region dovetails with our commitment to boosting Hong Kong’s digital economy and smart city efforts. As discussed in our whitepaper, Smarter Digital City, Hong Kong has just begun its digital transformation, and this new GCP region will make it easier for Hong Kong companies to build highly available, performant applications.
We look forward to welcoming you to the GCP Hong Kong region, and we’re excited to see what you build with our platform. 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.