The news: Google Cloud announced plans to open a New Mexico region as part of a $1.2 billion, five-year expansion across Latin America, per RCR Wireless.
Google Cloud catches up: Once it becomes operational, the Mexico region will be the third data region in the geographical area, joining similar deployments in São Paulo, Brazil, and Santiago, Chile. Google now operates 34 regions comprising 103 availability zones globally.
Accelerating cloud adoption in Mexico: Google’s Mexico cloud region will help public sector organizations use cloud technology efficiently and securely.
“The computer developments in Mexico are highly specialized so they can become important references for other Spanish-speaking countries,” said Dr. Juan Carlos Sarmiento Tovilla, director general of information systems at Mexico’s Federal Court of Administrative Justice.
Why this could succeed: Google is diversifying its cloud regions and could soon catch up to Microsoft Azure, which has the most at 57 cloud regions, per TechHQ.
Expanding service regions in emerging economies such as Latin America and Asia fortifies Google’s position as it grows into a competitive cloud provider.
Dive deeper: Read more about Google’s dominance in a variety of technology segments in our Power of Google report.