Tech giant Google has announced plans to establish a new Google Cloud region in South Africa, which will be its first on the continent. The Revelation is the latest example of how the firm is developing, or rather delivering, on the one-billion-dollar investment commitment made last year by the company’s CEO, Sundar Pichai.
Furthermore, the new cloud region will help users, developers, businesses, and educational institutions across Africa to move more information and tools online, improving access options for customers and, in turn, creating jobs.
The new region and interconnect sites will take Google Cloud computing services closer to its clients, allowing them to choose where to consume the products and will allow for the localization of applications and services.
This setup will make it easier for the customers and partners of the company to quickly deploy solutions for their businesses, whereby they’re able to leverage its computer artificial intelligence, and data analytics to make smarter business decisions.
Also, Google chose South Africa as its first African market to enter because of the potential and demand for cloud services within the country. Users will have access to a number of services through the cloud region, including cloud storage, compute engines, and essential management systems.