Google launches new Cloud region in Warsaw

The new Google Cloud region, which is now open, will provide cloud infrastructure to companies based in Poland, as well as neighbouring countries.

The Warsaw region will ensure low latency, and offer the standard suite of Google Cloud services, including Compute Engine, App Engine, Google Kubernetes Engine, Cloud Bigtable, Cloud Spanner, and BigQuery.

Google customers in Poland already using its cloud services cover a range of sectors, and include commercial bank PKO Bank Polski, retailer LPP, and startups such as travel booking company eSky, and digital learning company Brainly.

Google first announced its intention to open the Cloud region in Warsaw in 2019, when it signed a strategic partnership with Poland’s domestic cloud provider, Chmura Krajowa.

Earlier this year, Google also announced that it would grow its Cloud engineering hub in Warsaw, naming Google vice-president Dan Decasper as the new head of the site.

Additionally, the corporation will expand its office in the city of Wrocław, by creating a team of specialists supporting enterprises’ implementations of cloud technologies.

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“Companies of all sizes and from every industry based in Poland and elsewhere in Central and Eastern Europe now have access to the cutting-edge technology, including artificial intelligence and data analytics, as well as the full-scale computing power of our global network,” said Magdalena Dziewguć, Google Cloud’s country manager in Poland, during a virtual press conference.

“We hope that the new Google Cloud region will also help in recovery from the pandemic and will contribute to a thriving digital economy in Poland and the neighbouring countries.”

Artur Waliszewski, Google’s regional business director in CEE, commented: “This is another milestone in our commitment to Poland. It will also create additional opportunities for companies across CEE.

“Since our first office opened in Warsaw 15 years ago, we’ve been continuously working with our partners across multiple industries to help them build digital businesses and expand internationally.

“Now, with the major opportunities made possible by cloud computing, we want to help them leap forward and become global leaders.”

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Aaron Hurst

Aaron Hurst is Information Age's senior reporter, providing news and features around the hottest trends across the tech industry.