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Google To Launch Oz Cloud Zones: Takes On AWS, Microsoft

Google has revealed plans to launch its Cloud Platform service in Sydney next year. It will set up three “availability zones” in Sydney, as it seeks to challenge the already established cloud services of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft.

The Sydney move is one of eight announced by Google at the weekend. The others are in Finland, Frankfurt, London, Mumbai, Sao Paulo, Singapore and Northern Virginia.

“As we officially move into the Google Cloud era, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) continues to bring new capabilities to more regions, environments, applications and users than ever before,” Google vice president Brian Stevens.

“Our goal remains the same: we want to build the most open cloud for all businesses and make it easy for them to build and run great software.”

But in Australia AWS and Microsoft have had a considerable lead over Google, launching Australian operations in November 2013 and October 2014 respectively.

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