Google Cloud launches new Las Vegas cloud region

The new region brings the cloud giants numbers to four regions in the western United States, seven nationally, and its global total to 23.

Google Cloud has announced it is launching a new Google Cloud Platform region in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Las Vegas region is set to provide Google customers with the availability to innovate and build high-performing applications that cater to the needs of nearby end users, according to the company.

“The region gives you added capacity and the flexibility to distribute your workloads across the western U.S., including our existing cloud regions in Los Angeles, Salt Lake City and Oregon,” said Julia Broodney, Product Manager, Google Cloud.

“Like all regions across Google Cloud’s fleet, Las Vegas offers immediate access to three zones.

“Each zone is composed of separate software, power, cooling, network, and security infrastructure, and includes a large pool of compute and storage resources—think of it as the fundamental building block of your Google Cloud infrastructure.”


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The company announced the opening of its cloud region based in Salt Lake City, Utah in February, adding that the digital payments company PayPal will migrate key portions of its payments infrastructure to the region.

“Perhaps the simplest analogy for a zone is a single data centre. But like a single data centre, there are limits to how much reliability a single zone can offer,” added Broodney.

“If you need to architect fault-tolerant and highly available applications, you’ll want to use multiple zones and for even greater resiliency, use multiple regions.

“Google Cloud offers regional services that automatically distribute data, processing, and user traffic across multiple zones in the same region and multi-regional services that automatically replicate data and processing across multiple regions.” 

The zones in Las Vegas are connected by low latency high-bandwidth networking and Google Cloud’s private backbone provides a secure connection through our global network between Las Vegas and the other 22 GCP regions globally.

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