Dallas Welcomes The Latest Google Cloud Region
Google Cloud has recently launched a new cloud region in Dallas, Texas.
August 3, 2023
For a while, the Google Cloud platform has been doing wonders for individuals and organizations looking to build applications and store and process data efficiently via the cloud. To continue this wave, Google launched its new Google Cloud region in Dallas on June 7th, 2022, bringing the global total to 34.
Why regions and zones matter
Think of a region as a particular geographical location that hosts cloud computing resources like virtual machines and persistent disks. Ideally, your resources should be in a region close to your service points to reduce network latency. Let’s face it, no one wants to sit around waiting for stuff to load.
And to limit service downtime when infrastructure fails, you should split resources amongst different zones in a region. Cloud customers can also increase protection against outages at data centers when they disperse resources across various regions. You can call it the cloud version of “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.”
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Whats great about this new region?
Like many others in the U.S., this new Google Cloud region called “us-south1” also has three zones. These boost redundancy, meaning you can say goodbye to the days of low reliability and be more available to your customers.
So while many businesses can only dream of 100% uptime, this new region will have your resources back up in no time if there’s an issue where you host them. In a recent blog post, Stacy Trackey Meagher, Google’s Managing Director for the Central Region, stressed this, highlighting the new region’s speed and availability.
These qualities give Google Cloud customers a shot at innovating faster and building high-performing applications for neighboring end-users. If you already have on-premises infrastructure, Cloud Interconnect makes integrating your workloads with the new region super easy. You can also play around with other multi-cloud setups, thanks to Anthos.
And as usual, Google Cloud customers relying on this new region can access Compute Engine, Cloud Storage, Google Kubernetes Engine, CloudSQL, Persistent Disk, Cloud Identity, and a bunch of other standard products.
What Google Cloud customers can achieve with this new region
us-south1 will make it easier for businesses with scattered legacy systems to pull off a standardized transition to cloud infrastructure. The flexibility they’ll enjoy when distributing workloads across the U.S is unmatched.
Any businesses that set up shop in Texas can now zoom in on critical aspects of their Texas-based customers’ online experience and shift them to us-south1 zones for higher networking capacity.
So if users are starting to flood your digital service, us-south1 gives you access to top-notch data centers befitting your efforts. It doesn’t matter if you’re internationally outstanding, Texas is a big part of the U.S., and the Lone Star State won’t embrace you without first-class service.
Luckily, this new region gives businesses rapid onboarding capacity and other scaling capabilities to keep reeling in more customers. Organizations building applications that combine individual business services into a more comprehensive value chain can also collaborate better.