By Shinichi Abe, Managing Director, Google Cloud Japan
Since we launched the Tokyo region in 2016, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) has emerged as a leading destination for Asian-Pacific businesses that want to build applications in the cloud. To fulfill this growth, we’re building a second Japanese GCP region in Osaka.
Osaka is a large port city and a leading commercial center, and will be our seventh region in Asia Pacific, joining our future region in Hong Kong, and existing regions in Mumbai, Sydney, Singapore, Taiwan and Tokyo. Overall, the Osaka region brings the total number of existing and announced GCP regions around the world to 19—with more to come!
The Osaka region will open in 2019, and it will make it easier for Japanese companies to build highly available, performant applications. Customers will benefit from lower latency for their cloud-based workloads and data. The region is also designed for high availability, launching with three zones to protect against service disruptions.
We look forward to welcoming you to the GCP Osaka 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.