Google Cloud on Wednesday announced its plans to bring three new Google Cloud regions to Malaysia, Thailand, and New Zealand, to meet growing demand for cloud services in Asia Pacific.

The three regions will join six other previously announced Google Cloud regions, namely Berlin, Dammam, Doha, Mexico, Tel Aviv, and Turin, Google Cloud said in a statement.

When they launch, these new regions will join Google Cloud 34 cloud regions currently in operation around the world — 11 of which are located in Asia Pacific — delivering high-performance services running on the cleanest cloud in the industry.

Enterprises across industries, startups, and public sector organizations across Asia Pacific will benefit from key controls that enable them to maintain low latency and the highest security, data residency, and compliance standards, including specific data storage requirements, according to Google Cloud.

“The new Google Cloud regions will help to address organizations’ increasing needs in the area of digital sovereignty and enable more opportunities for digital transformation and innovation in Asia Pacific. With this announcement, Google Cloud is providing customers with more choices in accessing capabilities from local cloud regions while aiding their journeys to hybrid and multi-cloud environments,” said Daphne Chung, Research Director, Cloud Services and Software Research, IDC Asia/Pacific.

According to the statement, the new Google Cloud regions in Malaysia, Thailand, and New Zealand will help its customers continue to enable growth and solve their most critical business problems. Google Cloud will also work with its customers to ensure the cloud region fits their evolving needs.

These new cloud regions represent Google Cloud ongoing commitment to supporting digital transformation across Asia Pacific. Google Cloud will continue to invest in expanding connectivity throughout the region by working with partners in the telecommunications industry to establish subsea cables — including Apricot, Echo, JGA South, INDIGO, and Topaz — and points of presence in major cities.

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