Google opens the Cloud region in Hong Kong

Local companies get faster Google Cloud access.

Google this week opened its 6th Asia Pacific Region in Hong Kong, promising faster access to companies both in Hong Kong and in neighboring nations in Southeast Asia. The region was promised in November 2017. The opening was declared by Kirill Tropin, a manager at Google Cloud at A blog entry: our hong kong area is open for business. This new area – our eighteenth overall – will give both a local and a large multinational firms conducting business in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia faster access to their information and applications.

– High accessibility.

The GCP region of Hong Kong is known as Asia east2, and has three accessibility zones to let customers disperse their workload and storage for a greater level of accessibility. Tropin noted that Google Cloud has expanded the number of Google Cloud platforms regions in APAC from 3 at six over the last 18 months. According to him, the application in the new area can improve latency for users in Hong Kong up to 14ms, while clients in Vietnam and the Philippines will also benefit from a 25-30% improvement in latency. Much like the other top cloud suppliers, Google has been steadily improving presence and consolidation of existing facilities at the Asia Pacific.

In August, the cloud giant announced it’s building its 3rd data centre in Singapore as part of its plans to scale up capacity to meet increasing demand for its services in the region. In the exact same site, Tropin also provided additional details about Google’s upcoming GCP region in Indonesia, that was mentioned last month. The Indonesia GCP region will be in Jakarta and be found in 2020. He said. Notably, Tropin also revealed the Jakarta area will be designed for high availability with three accessibility zones.

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