March 19, 2018

Google launches third cloud data center in The Netherlands

The launch aims to meet growing business needs in the midst of rising cloud adoption in Europe.

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Tech mogul Google has launched their third Dutch data center. With this launch, Google seeks to respond to the growing need for cloud-based data center services in a fast-evolving European market.

According to Google, their third data center in The Netherlands, named GCP, was launched right after they started cloud services in the region. They further added that this data center expansion is in response to AWS’ recent growth in Europe.

Google claims that the data center is designed to meet cloud needs of all kinds of businesses. Explaining this, Dave Stiver, Product Manager at Google Cloud, commented:

This is the 45th GCP zone globally and now, like other GCP regions, this third zone enables developers to build highly available services that meet the needs of their business.The third zone includes all standard GCP services and we’re announcing the availability of the following new services in the region: Cloud Spanner, Cloud Bigtable, Managed Instance Groups, and Cloud SQL.

In addition to this newly launched data center, Google claims that they will also be expanding their Eemshaven facility which enables services like Gmail, Maps, YouTube and others. They also say that this expansion will see an investment of USD 614 million.

As industry watchers, it will be interesting to witness the turn of events with both cloud behemoths locking horns to gain market share in Europe.

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