Google Cloud opening new region in Salt Lake City in 2020

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, April 10, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Google Cloud will be opening a new data center, or region, as the company calls them, in Salt Lake City next year, the company announced Wednesday.

A news release from Google Cloud said a region will be opened in Seoul in early 2020, followed by the Salt Lake City shortly thereafter. That brings the total number of global regions to 23 in 2020.

“In three years, Google Cloud has opened 15 new regions and 45 zones across 13 countries,” the news release said.

“We continue to expand our global footprint to support our growing customers around the world. Today we’re announcing two new additions to our global infrastructure: new Google Cloud regions in Seoul, South Korea and Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.”

The addition of Salt Lake City will bring the total Google Cloud regions within the continental United States to six.

“Known for its healthcare, financial services and IT industries, Salt Lake City is a hub for data center infrastructure,” the news release said. “This new region will enable customers in the Silicon Slopes area to easily run low-latency, hybrid cloud workloads.”

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Theresa Foxley also commented. Foxley is president and CEO of EDCUtah, a private, non-profit organization that works with state and local governments and private industry to attract and grow competitive, high-value companies and spur the expansion of local Utah businesses.

“Team Utah is delighted to welcome a Google Cloud region to Salt Lake,” Foxley said. “This new region will improve cloud computing infrastructure for businesses operating in Utah, giving them faster access to Google Cloud products and services and bringing technical innovations even closer to where they do business. We look forward to welcoming the new region to Salt Lake City in 2020.”

Organizations operating in the western U.S. will soon be able to distribute their workloads across three western regions — Los Angeles, Oregon, and soon Salt Lake City — providing even higher connectivity in the west, the news release said.

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