Bringing our first cloud region to Aotearoa New Zealand

Image: Google New Zealand's office in Auckland

We have now marked 15 years on the ground in New Zealand, and we’re continuing to increase our commitment to helping businesses, communities and educators prepare for a digital future. We know that cloud has a huge role to play in helping our customers harness the full potential of digital transformation, and today, I’m pleased to share that we’re building on our infrastructure investments by bringing our very first cloud region to New Zealand. 

From this, our Kiwi customers will benefit from high-performance, low-latency services and products, as well as  three zones to help protect against service disruptions. Importantly, it’ll give our customers the choice to keep their data onshore and retain data sovereignty if they wish.

Last year, we  announced a Dedicated Cloud Interconnect in Auckland to support local customers, and collectively, the Dedicated Interconnect locations and cloud region will deliver geographically distributed and secure infrastructure to customers across the country - which we know is especially important for those in regulated industries such as Financial Services and the Public Sector.  

We’re looking forward to partnering even more deeply with our customers, and delivering on our unique ability to bring enterprise and consumer ecosystems closer together - across Search, YouTube, Cloud - to deliver more powerful customer experiences, quickly and securely. 

What our Kiwi customers are saying 

Kiwi businesses from a range of industries are choosing Google Cloud as their trusted innovation partner, and we’ll continue to work with our customers to ensure the new cloud region can meet their evolving needs.

“Kami was born out of the digital native era, where in order to scale globally we needed a partner like Google Cloud who could support us on our ongoing innovation journey. We have since delivered an engaging and dependable experience for millions of teachers and students around the world, so it’s incredibly exciting to hear about the new region coming to New Zealand. This investment from Google Cloud will enable us to deliver services with lower latency to our Kiwi users, which will further elevate and optimise our free premium offering to all New Zealand schools,” said Jordan Thoms, Chief Technology Officer at Kami. 

“Our customers are at the heart of our business, and helping Kiwis find what they are looking for, faster than ever before, is our key priority. Our collaboration with Google Cloud has been pivotal in ensuring the stability and resilience of our infrastructure, allowing us to deliver world-class experiences to the 650,000 Kiwis that visit our site everyday. We welcome Google Cloud’s investment in New Zealand, and are looking forward to more opportunities to partner closely on our technology transformation journey,” said   Anders Skoe, CEO at Trade Me. 

“Digital transformation plays a key role in helping Vodafone deliver better customer experiences and connect all Kiwis. We welcome Google Cloud’s investment in New Zealand and look forward to working together to offer more enriched experiences for local businesses, and the communities we serve,” said Jason Paris, CEO at Vodafone New Zealand 

The New Zealand cloud region will be Google Cloud’s third region in Australasia, joining Sydney and Melbourne. Google Cloud has 11 cloud regions already in operation in JAPAC. You can find out more about global cloud infrastructure, including new and upcoming regions here

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