Google Launches New GCP Region in Zurich

Mar 12, 2019 | Posted by admin

Our Google Cloud Platform (GCP) region in Zurich is now live and ready for business. Our sixth European region and nineteenth overall, this new region gives companies doing business in Switzerland more opportunities with lower latency access to their data and workloads.

Designed to support Swiss and European customers, the Zurich GCP region (europe-west6) comes with three availability zones, enabling high availability workloads. Hybrid cloud customers can seamlessly integrate new and existing deployments with help from our regional partner ecosystem, and via two dedicated interconnect points of presence.

The launch of the Zurich region brings lower latency access to GCP products and services for organizations doing business in Switzerland. Hosting applications in the new region can improve latency for end users in Switzerland by up to 10ms. Visit GCPing.com to see latency to  the Zurich region from wherever you happen to be.
Urs Hölzle, SVP of Technical Infrastructure, speaking at the Zurich launch event

The Zurich region launches with our standard set of products, including Compute Engine, Google Kubernetes Engine, Cloud Bigtable, Cloud Spanner, and BigQuery.

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