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Google Launches First African Cloud Region in Johannesburg, Boosting Digital Transformation Efforts

Google Cloud has officially unveiled its first cloud region in Africa, situated in Johannesburg, South Africa.

This marks a significant development for businesses across the continent, granting them access to high-performance, secure, and low-latency cloud services.

The announcement follows Google’s initial plans revealed at the 2022 Google for Africa event. Cloud regions serve as dedicated geographical locations housing data centers operated by cloud providers.

These regions empower users, primarily businesses, to leverage cloud resources like cloud storage, compute engines, and key management systems.

Google emphasizes the positive impact this new Johannesburg cloud region will have on the African tech ecosystem.

By equipping businesses with the necessary resources, the company aims to facilitate scaling, innovation, and enhanced global competitiveness.

Google also expresses its commitment to collaborating with organizations across Africa to unlock the full potential of digitalization.

With the inclusion of Johannesburg, Google’s global network now encompasses 40 cloud regions, working in tandem to deliver Google Cloud services to over 200 countries and territories.

This expansion builds upon Google’s 2022 announcement regarding Dedicated Cloud Interconnect sites in Lagos, Nairobi, Cape Town, and Johannesburg, aimed at connecting user networks to Google’s infrastructure.

Niral Patel, Google Cloud Africa Director, highlights the Johannesburg region’s integration with Google’s secure network infrastructure, characterized by a global network of high-capacity subsea and underground fiber optic cables.

This network also includes the recently completed Equiano subsea cable connecting Portugal with Togo, Nigeria, Namibia, South Africa, and St. Helena.

This launch signifies a momentous step for Google Cloud in Africa, promising to accelerate digital transformation across the continent.

With access to advanced cloud services and Google’s collaborative approach, businesses are poised for growth and global impact.

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