Google Cloud to build first New Zealand cloud region

Alister Dias (Google Cloud A/NZ)

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Google Cloud is coming to New Zealand with its first cloud region, improving performance and allowing Kiwi users to keep their data on-shore.

The move follows similar investments from global hyperscale cloud providers Microsoft and Amazon Web Services to deliver high-performance, low-latency services and products to local customers.

Three local cloud zones will help to protect against service disruptions, however, the announcement was otherwise light on detail.

Asked whose data centers Google Cloud would be using and where they would be located, a spokesperson said the company “wouldn’t discuss the details of these agreements”.

“We are working towards identifying a specific location for our forthcoming Google Cloud region and we’ll share more details in the coming months.”

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