Promising fast and reliable cloud services to customers across the Western United States, Google Cloud opened a new cloud region based in Salt Lake City. This will be Google Cloud's 22nd such center globally. The Salt Lake City region is Google Cloud's third region in the western United States and sixth region nationwide.
The Salt Lake City region gives customers access to lower latency, enhanced scalability, and better end-user customer experiences. Another benefit is the flexibility to divide workloads across Western U.S. regions in Los Angeles and Oregon, ensuring reliability at high speeds.
"We're committed to building the most secure, high-performance and scalable public cloud, and we continue to make critical infrastructure investments that deliver our cloud services closer to customers that need them the most," said Jennifer Chason, Director, Google Cloud Enterprise - Western States & Southern California.
Google Cloud also announced that PayPal, a leading technology platform and digital payments company, would migrate key portions of its payments infrastructure to the region. PayPal specifically selected the Salt Lake City region for low-latency access to its own data center, allowing the company to extend its resources into the cloud as its business continues to grow.
In another development, Google announced that it would invest more than $10 billion in offices and data centers across the United States in 2020. Google has a presence in 26 states across the country. However, the company will be focusing its new investments on 11 states: Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and California.
Announcing the 2020 expansion plans in a blog post, Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet, said that the company would open a new data center in Ohio, and complete the expansion of its data center in Iowa. The company would also invest further in growing data centers in Nebraska and Oklahoma.