Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Google Activates Oregon Cloud Data Center

Google announced the activation of its Oregon Cloud Region (us-west1) data center.  The region initially includes three offerings: Google Compute Engine, Google Cloud Storage and Google Container Engine, and features two Compute Engine zones to support high availability applications.

The company said initial testing shows that users in cities such as Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles can expect to see a 30-80% reduction in latency for applications served from us-west1, compared to us-central1.

In addition, Google launched two new Machine Learning APIs into open beta and expanding our footprint in the United States.