Google announced the launch of a new Google Cloud region in Madrid, Spain.
Google in its blog post stated, “Today, we’re excited to announce that our new Google Cloud region in Madrid is officially open. Designed to help meet the growing technology needs of Spanish businesses, the new Madrid region (Europe-southwest1) provides low-latency, highly available cloud services with high international security and data protection standards — all on the cleanest cloud in the industry.”
Google’s new Spain Cloud region has been built in partnership with Spanish multinational telecommunications company ‘Telefónica’.
In its blog post, Google said that the Madrid region is launching along with three Cloud zones to minimize the interruptions in service, and their standard set of products, which also incorporates Compute Engine, Google Kubernetes Engine, Cloud Storage, Persistent Disk, CloudSQL, and Cloud Identity.
Reportedly, the Madrid Cloud region is Google’s first cloud region in Spain. As of now, the company has nine cloud regions across Europe and two additional regions in Turin and Berlin are under construction.
Earlier this week Google launched a new cloud region in Columbus, Ohio.
Meanwhile, it’s not clear exactly what facilities Google’s new Madrid region is located in, however; Telefónica operates the Tier IV Alcalá CDG facility on the outskirts of Madrid; the facility was built in 2013 and spans 23 data halls, each measuring 681 sqm, and offers up to 100MW of capacity.
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