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Google Cloud’s Data Center Push Heats Up With New Texas Facility

Google Cloud is doubling down on bolstering its cloud reach via new data centers in both the U.S. and abroad, as the company unveils a new data center in Dallas today.

Google Cloud is putting its money where its mouth is in terms of its $9.5 billion commitment to boost its data center footprint with the opening of a new data center in Dallas, Texas, marking the company’s eleventh region in North America and its 34th availability zone across the globe.

Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian recently told CRN he’s looking to make Google Cloud a more dominant force in the red-hot cloud computing industry via an innovative cybersecurity roadmap, revamping the Google Cloud Marketplace and eradicating channel partner conflict.

In order to fulfill its bullish cloud goals, Google Cloud is investing billions each year in building new cloud data centers that power its infrastructure and services.

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“The Dallas region provides you with the speed and availability you need to innovate faster and build high-performing applications that cater to the needs of nearby end users,” said Stacy Trackey Meagher, Managing Director of Google Cloud’s Central Region, in a blog post.

“We’ve heard from many of you that the availability of your workloads and business continuity are increasingly top priorities,” she said. “The Dallas region gives you added capacity and the flexibility to distribute your workloads across the U.S.”

Customers can not only leverage the company’s vast services and capacity, but clients can integrate their on-premises workloads with the new Dallas data center using Cloud Interconnect or explore multi-cloud options with Anthos. Texas customers also gain access to solutions such as Google Kubernetes Engine, Cloud Storage, Persistent Disk, CloudSQL, and Cloud Identity.

Google Pledges $9.5 Billion

Mountain View, Calif.-based Google unveiled plans earlier this year to invest a total of $9.5 billion in data centers and U.S.-based offices by the end of 2022.

“Our investments in data centers will continue to power the digital tools and services that help people and businesses thrive,” said Google CEO Sundar Pichai in April.

Google is one of the largest spenders on building new data centers across the globe, according to IT research firm Synergy Research Group, investing billions each year on constructing and equipping hyperscale data centers to meet its growing cloud customer demands.

Google Cloud currently accounts for approximately 10 percent of the worldwide cloud infrastructure services market, according to Synergy Research Group, trailing Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, which have 33 percent and 22 percent share, respectively, as of the first quarter of 2022.

“[Google] continues to invest heavily in its hyperscale data center footprint, and it has an extremely strong pipeline of new data centers that will be brought online in the coming years,” John Dinsdale, chief analyst and research director at Synergy recently told CRN.

Google’s Data Center Expansion Plans

Google said it will spend billions this year on U.S.-based data centers in Tennessee, Virginia and Oklahoma. The company will also invest in its existing data centers in Georgia, Iowa, Nebraska and Texas.

In late April, Google unveiled a new $750 million massive data center campus in Nebraska that consists of four buildings.

Overseas, Google has three additional new data center regions currently underway in Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.

While Google is one of the heaviest spenders on future new data center pipeline projects, it is also one of the world leaders in data center capacity.

“We are excited to welcome you to our new cloud region in Dallas, and eagerly await to see what you build with our platform. Stay tuned for more region announcements and launches,” said Google Cloud’s Meagher.

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