Google Cloud today announced the launch of its cloud region in Seoul, the first cloud area Google has set up in South Korea. At Next’19 in San Francisco last April, Google said it would open three new cloud zones to support all Google Cloud services, including Compute Engine to Big Query, Bigtable and Cloud Spanner.
After the Seoul site went live, Google Cloud now operates in 16 countries and territories around the world, providing a total of 64 cloud regions in 21 regions. The Seoul station, called asia-northeast3, will complement other cloud regions in the region ,including two Japanese stations, one Hong Kong station and one China Taiwan station, with a focus, of course, on providing low-latency cloud services to users in South Korea.
“As the largest gaming company in Korea, we are working with Google Cloud on game development, infrastructure management, and infusing business intelligence into our business,” said Chang-Whan Sul, Netmarble’s chief technology officer. Google Cloud has strengthened its commitment to the region in the Seoul region, and we welcome the opportunities this program presents to our business. “