Google Cloud launches new Osaka region

To support our rapidly growing customer base in Japan, it is my great pleasure to announce the launch of our new Osaka cloud region — our second in Japan, seventh in Asia Pacific and twentieth region overall. The Osaka cloud region is now available to Google Cloud customers, bringing lower latency to nearby organizations and improved system availability, made possible by having two cloud regions in Japan.

With the introduction of the Osaka region, Google Cloud customers in Japan can expect:

  • A second Google Cloud Platform (GCP) region in Japan with three zones and a standard set of products, including Compute Engine, App Engine, Google Kubernetes Engine, Cloud Bigtable, Cloud Spanner, and BigQuery. Combined with the recent launch of Anthos, Japanese customers will benefit from having greater choice and flexibility to manage workloads on-premises and on any public cloud.
  • Two cloud regions in-country provide improved business continuity planning with distributed, secure infrastructure needed to meet IT and business requirements for disaster recovery. Services and support from our robust partner ecosystem in Japan.