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Google has announced that it is planning to expand its cloud services in more countries in the Asia Pacific, including Malaysia and Thailand.

The company said in a statement that the move is to meet the growing demand for cloud services in the region.

Google is bringing three new Google Cloud regions to Malaysia, Thailand and New Zealand — on top of six other regions that were previously announced: Berlin, Dammam, Doha, Mexico, Tel Aviv and Turin.

It said that these new cloud regions represent their ongoing commitment to supporting digital transformation across Asia Pacific. It added that it will continue to invest in expanding connectivity throughout the region by working with partners in the telecommunications industry to establish subsea cables — including Apricot, Echo, JGA South, INDIGO and Topaz — and points of presence in major cities.

These new regions will also be among the internet giant’s 34 cloud regions currently in operation across the globe, 11 of them located in Asia Pacific. They deliver what Google says to be high-performance services running on the cleanest cloud in the industry.

It added that enterprises across industries, startups and public sector organizations across Asia Pacific will benefit from key controls that enable them to maintain low latency and the highest security, data residency and compliance standards, including specific data storage requirements.

“The new Google Cloud regions will help to address organizations’ increasing needs in the area of digital sovereignty and enable more opportunities for digital transformation and innovation in Asia Pacific. With this announcement, Google Cloud is providing customers with more choices in accessing capabilities from local cloud regions while aiding their journeys to hybrid and multi-cloud environments," said Daphne Chung, Research Director, Cloud Services and Software Research, IDC Asia/Pacific.