Cloud computing: Getting bigger but more complicated too


One of the fundamental concepts underpinning cloud computing is that the location of the servers and other physical infrastructure running the software and storing the data is entirely irrelevant.

Google Cloud adds three new GCP regions


Today at Google Cloud Next in San Francisco, the company announced three new regions for its Google Cloud Platform. The Netherlands, Canada and California are set to join the rapidly growing list of host locations. The move benefits users by allowing more flexibility for where users keep their resources. Being able to utilize additional local infrastructure can decrease latency and increase the possibilities for decentralization. Google still plans to add Montreal, Sao Paulo, Finland, Frankfurt, London, Mumbai, Singapore and Sydney in the future.

Google Cloud Platform to launch Brazil region


Google has announced plans to launch its cloud platform in Brazil to cater for growing service demand from local organisations. Brazil will be the first Latin American country to be part of the Google Cloud Network and becomes the eighth region of the portfolio in addition to Northern Virginia in the US, Singapore, Germany, Australia, India, Finland and the UK. The Brazil-based infrastructure will be available from 2017 and will serve businesses that require local data hosting. The location will remain undisclosed for security reasons and services will be charged in US dollars. Google's global infrastructure expansion is part of an overall refocusing of its cloud strategy and plans to become predominantly a cloud services provider by 2020.

Cloud computing: Now Google adds more data centers, plans its own undersea cable


An introduction to cloud computing from IaaS and PaaS to hybrid, public and private cloud. Google is extending its cloud computing infrastructure with the introduction of five new regions and plans to build its own undersea cable. Like other cloud infrastructure companies, Google orders its cloud computing resources into regions which are then subdivided into zones, which include one or more datacenters from which customers can run their services. It currently has 15 regions made up of 44 zones. Each region is independent of other regions and each zone is isolated from other zones in the same region.

Google Cloud Platform adds regions, aims to close global cloud computing gap


Google Cloud Platform has added two new regions and has 10 more planned as it moves to catch up in the infrastructure as a service game. Business executives are increasingly moving to an IT environment that is no longer focused on big, long projects but shorter, more sustainable efforts to drive change and innovation. Here are the pros and cons, and how to make it happen. The company, which is kicking off its conference in San Francisco, said it will expand with a U.S. Western region in Oregon and an East Asia version in Tokyo. There are 10 more regions coming online through 2017.