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Google launches new German cloud region

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Google has announced the launch of a new cloud region in Berlin, Germany.

In a recent blog post, Google said the new cloud region in Berlin-Brandenburg, which is the company’s second in Germany and 12th in Europe, is now ready for use.

“The Berlin-Brandenburg region serves Google Cloud customers with local cloud capacity to scale their workloads and satisfy important in-country disaster recovery requirements — and it is part of our plan to invest 1 billion euros in Germany’s digital infrastructure and clean energy between 2021 and 2030,” Google said.

The new region will provide high-performance, low-latency services to customers of all sizes in Germany and the European Union. The region will also offer controls that allow customers to maintain high security, data residency, and compliance standards, including specific data storage requirements.

“The opening of the Berlin-Brandenburg region is great news for our joint solution with Google, as well as for Europe’s digital sovereignty. Our unique proposition brings together European values for data and the innovative potential of Google’s global network – and is growing it with a new cloud region,” added Adel Al-Saleh, Member of the Deutsche Telekom AG Board of Management and CEO T-Systems

Google has said it is committed providing low-carbon options for customers to run their applications and infrastructure. In 2021, Google made an agreement with ENGIE to purchase clean energy to power its German operations as part of its 2030 goal to operate on carbon-free energy across its global operations.

The Berlin-Brandenburg region joins Google’s global network of 38 cloud regions and 115 zones, bringing cloud services to over 200 countries and territories globally.

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