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To support a growing customer base, a new Google Cloud region in Toronto has been opened. Google celebrated the opening of its second cloud region in Canada and its 28th worldwide.

“For over a decade, we’ve been investing in Canada to become a go-to cloud partner for organizations across the country. Whether they’re in financial services, media and entertainment, retail, telecommunications or the public sector, a rapidly growing number of organizations located or operating in Canada are choosing Google Cloud to help them build applications better and faster, store data, and deliver awesome experiences to their users,” said Jim Lambe, managing director, Canada, Google Cloud.

In combination with the Google Cloud Montreal region established in 2018, customers can now benefit from improved business continuity planning with distributed, secure infrastructure needed to meet IT and business requirements for disaster recovery, while maintaining data sovereignty.

TELUS, one of the partners of Google Cloud in Canada commented on this expansion, "our alliance with Google is truly distinctive in the Canadian market as we are working together to co-innovate and create new services for key industries, including communications technology, healthcare, agriculture, security, and the connected home. The new cloud region in Toronto marks another key milestone that will propel TELUS’ digital leadership by further leveraging the scalability, reliability, and cost-effectiveness of Google Cloud to support improved customer experience and build stronger, healthier, and more sustainable communities," said Hesham Fahmy, chief development officer, TELUS.

The new region launches with three zones, allowing organizations of all sizes and industries to distribute apps and storage to protect against service disruptions. It supports the core portfolio of Google Cloud Platform products including Compute Engine, App Engine, Google Kubernetes Engine, Bigtable, Spanner, and BigQuery.

Another partner remarked that it’s thrilled to join forces with Google Cloud and their newest region in Toronto with an important mutual goal: to accelerate cloud innovation in Canada. “Our clients already know us for our deep industry intelligence, cloud-first expertise, and market-renowned delivery. We’re now combining that with Google’s human-centric design to bring even more opportunities to our clients across all industries,” said Jeffrey Russell, president of Accenture in Canada.

“We’re working to bring you new cloud products and capabilities in Canada, and our goal is to allow you to access those services quickly and easily—wherever you might be in the country,” Lambe added.