Google has opened a new cloud region in Toronto, Canada.
The new region is the search and advertising giant’s second in Canada; it launched in Montreal in early 2018.
“In combination with our Montreal region, customers now benefit from improved business continuity planning with distributed, secure infrastructure needed to meet IT and business requirements for disaster recovery, while maintaining data sovereignty,” the company said in a statement.
The company first announced plans for a new Canadian region in March 2020 alongside expansions in India, Qatar, and Australia.
As normal, the new Region consists of three availability zones to provide redundancy.
The company has listed Telus, Deloitte, Accenture, and Scotiabank as customers of the new Toronto Region.
“We are thrilled to see Google’s commitment to Canada. We look forward to helping our joint customers transform their operations, leveraging Google Cloud’s latest data center in Toronto. At Deloitte, we believe cloud is THE opportunity to reimagine everything,” said Terry Stuart, Deloitte chief digital officer, Canada.
The new Google Cloud region in Toronto will provide our scientists, technologists and researchers with the products and services necessary to turn Earth data into actionable insights,” added Vik Pant, PhD, chief scientist and chief science advisor, Natural Resources Canada.
Montreal is home to AWS’ only Canadian cloud region, while Microsoft has Azure regions in Toronto and Quebec City that both opened in 2016.