Google Cloud announced on Thursday it has opened a new cloud region based in Salt Lake City. Google Cloud revealed that the new region is its 22nd globally and claims it will provide fast and reliable cloud services to customers across the western U.S.
“We’re committed to building the most secure, high-performance and scalable public cloud, and we continue to make critical infrastructure investments that deliver our cloud services closer to customers that need them the most.”
Along with the new region, Google Cloud announced it has signed a multi-year contract with PayPal to migrate key portions of the PayPal payments infrastructure to the Salt Lake region. PayPal Vice President, Employee Technology & Experiences and Data Centers, Dan Torunian, further commented:
“When it comes to processing a financial transaction, security and speed count. We are always looking for ways to better serve our customers, and we believe Google Cloud’s offering is the right fit when it comes to providing security, quality and velocity. Expanding our relationship with Google Cloud gives us access to new features and capabilities that help us manage seasonal surges in payment transactions and reduce regional expansion costs and complexities.”
Google Cloud added that the move will also help PayPal establish a migration pattern that can be leveraged to quickly transition additional on-prem infrastructure to the cloud in any of the Google Cloud Platform regions.