SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Google Cloud has announced plans to open a data center in Salt Lake City by 2020.
This will be the sixth region within the United States according to a press release from Google.
Google says that Salt Lake City was chosen because it is known for its healthcare, financial services, and IT industries. The release also stated that this new region will enable customers in the Silicon Slopes area to easily run low-latency, hybrid cloud workloads.
Dan Tournian, PayPal’s Vice President of Employee Technology & Experiences and Data Centers said, “Google Cloud’s expanding infrastructure in Salt Lake City is a welcome development as our growing business continues to scale to meet the needs of over 250-million customers,” he added, “This new region will enable enhanced availability and performance for our customers, when every millisecond counts.”
Organizations operating in the western United States will be able to distribute their workloads and get higher connectivity across three regions in Los Angeles, California, Oregon, and soon Salt Lake City, according to the press release.
Theresa Foxley, President & 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 stated in the press release:
“Team Utah is delighted to welcome a Google Cloud region to Salt Lake. 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.”
Google says they bring the Cloud to organizations around the world to help drive growth, differentiation, and innovation.
Google has also announced a new data center in Seoul South Korea in 2020.
In three years, Google Cloud has opened 15 new regions and 45 zones across 13 countries.