Google has announced the deployment of its first cloud region in Greece. Now, Greece has cloud regions available from the largest cloud hyperscalers including Google Cloud as well as Microsoft Azure and AWS. The Google Cloud region would contribute to the country’s commitment to become a key cloud computing hub.
According to Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the agreement is expected to add around 2.2 billion euros ($2.13 billion) to Greece’s economic output and generate about 20,000 jobs by 2030.
The administration of Mitsotakis, who was elected in 2019, has intensified efforts to diversify the economy, entice foreign investment, and bring high-tech enterprises to Greece, which ended its ten-year financial crisis in 2018.
“Today, we are very pleased to be announcing our first cloud region in Greece,” said Adaire Fox-Martin, President at Google Cloud International, who announced the investment at an official event in Athens. “It will provide storage and cloud services for Google customers.”
AWS, Microsoft Azure
A cloud region like this is usually deployed in a cluster of data centers. Businesses would be able to use their data more effectively thanks to this new cloud region in Greece, which would also assist with reduced latency and guarantee user protection in the face of cybersecurity threats.
Google’s cloud region deployment comes two years after Microsoft Azure added a data center hub in Greece. AWS launched its first cloud region in Greece last year in order to accommodate what it claimed to be an increase in the number of businesses and government organizations utilizing its cloud services.