Google Cloud Platform (GCP) now open in London

Starting from 13th July, Thursday, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) customers can use the new region in London (europe-west2) to run applications and store data in London. London is our tenth region and joins our existing European region in Belgium. Future European regions include Frankfurt, the Netherlands and Finland.

Incredible user experiences hinge on performant infrastructure. GCP customers throughout the British Isles and Western Europe will see significant reductions in latency when they run their workloads in the London region. In cities like London, Dublin, Edinburgh and Amsterdam, our performance testing shows 40%-82% reductions in round-trip time latency when serving customers from London compared with the Belgium region.

Google have launched London with three zones and the following services:

The London region puts the control over how to deploy resources directly in the hands of GCP customers — giving them choice in some GCP services on where to run their applications and store their data. When a customer signs up for GCP services, they have three different options, depending on the service:
Regional: Run applications and store data in a specific region, e.g., London, Tokyo, Iowa, etc.
Multi-regional: Distribute applications and storage across two or more cloud regions on a given continent, e.g., Americas, Asia or Europe.

Global: Distribute applications and store data globally across our entire global network for optimal performance and redundancy.

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