Internet giant Google today unveils its first Google Cloud servers in Singapore, after witnessing a 100% increase in paid customers of the nation over the course of a year.
The Singapore region is referred to as asia-southeast1, and is the first Google Cloud Platform (GCP) of Southeast Asia and the third in Asia, following Taiwan and Japan.
Latency is the time taken for the data to be transferred between a customer and a server. And, Google claims its GCP customers in Singapore, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok have witnessed 51% to 98% reductions in round-trip time (RTT) latency, compared to using other GCP regions in Taiwan or Tokyo.
At the launch event, Chief of Google Cloud Diane Greene was quoted saying that they are “dead serious” about the cloud. Hence, the company is seen setting up new regions quite swiftly. It is planning to launch more new regions in the coming months, Greene added they are targeting to open next in Sydney and Mumbai.
Customers in Singapore can access Google’s core services including Cloud Storage, App Engine Standard Environment, Compute Engine, Cloud Dataflow, Cloud Dataproc, Cloud DNS, Container Engine, Cloud Datastore, Cloud VPN, Cloud Router, and Cloud IAM products. Also, they will have the option to combine any of these services with other offered services across the world such as Spanner and BigQuery.
Its customers like BBM Messenger, Carousell and Go-Jek have been waiting for the launch of this region. Ajey Gore, CTO, Go-Jek, in a statement, said,
We are extremely pleased with the performance of GCP, and we are excited about the opportunities opening in Indonesia and other markets, and making use of the Singapore Cloud Region. The outcomes we’ve achieved in scaling, stability and other areas have proven how fantastic it is to have Google and GCP among our key service partners.
Google also revealed that it has been recommended for Level 3 certification of Singapore’s Multi-Tier Cloud Security standard. It added, customers can expect formal approval of Google Cloud’s certification in the coming months.