As Cloud adoption goes on a steep increase across the globe, it has become a race among providers not only to offer basic cloud services but also to address other customer concerns such as service availability and latency.
Following closely on Alibaba’s announcement earlier this year of the intention to open a Cloud data centre in Malaysia, Google has very recently opened their Singapore region Cloud data centre. This will enable Google Cloud users to select Singapore as a Google Cloud Platform (GCP) region.
The Singapore GCP region offers Southeast Asian users with services much closer to home and has so far shown round-trip time (RTT) latency decreases of up to 98 percent when serving customers in Singapore, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, and Bangkok.
The Singapore region has 2 zones. Developers and network admins can distribute apps and storage across multiple zones to protect against service disruptions.
“As one of the largest and fastest growing mobile classifieds marketplaces in the world, we needed a platform that was agile enough for a startup, but could scale quickly as we expand. We found all these qualities in the Google Cloud Platform, which gives us a level of control of our systems and environment which we didn’t find elsewhere, along with access to cutting edge technologies. We’re thrilled that GCP is launching in Singapore and look forward to being inspired by the way Google does things at scale,” said Jordan Dea-Mattson, Vice President Engineering at Carousell.
Other Google customers including Blackberry, Go-Jek and PricewaterhouseCoopers have also expressed enthusiasm for the new Singapore GCP.
Why choose Google Cloud Platform?
GCP frees customers form having to deal with the overhead of managing infrastructure, provisioning servers and configuring networks. This is just the surface, as along with it comes other much more powerful benefits such as access to powerful data & analytics, fully managed services as well as security at scale.
Google has also been investing heavily towards new submarine cables in the Asia Pacific region. Indigo connects Singapore, Indonesia, Perth and Sydney and will open in 2019. SJC connects Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore and opened in 2013. These submarine cables investments provide Google customers with private, high-speed connection to their cloud data.