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Google opens up its sixth European cloud region in Zurich

March 13, 2019 / MIKE WHEATLEY

Google LLC Tuesday announced the opening of its sixth European cloud region, its 19th worldwide. Located in Zurich, Switzerland, the new region consists of three availability zones, which means it’s made up of three independent data centers.In a blog post, Google said the new region would ensure local customers have lower-latency access to its standard Google Cloud Platform offerings, which include its Compute Engine, Google Kubernetes Engine, Cloud Bigtable, Cloud Spanner and BigQuery services.“Designed to support Swiss and European customers, the Zurich GCP region (europe-west6) comes with three availability zones, enabling high availability workloads,” said Google’s geographic extension manager Kirill Tropin. By hosting their applications and workloads in the Zurich region, local customers should see improved latency of up to 10 milliseconds, the company said.Tropin added that the Zurich region also features Google’s private, software-defined Cloud Interconnect network, which enable...