We’re excited to announce that the first Google Cloud Platform (GCP) region in Germany is now open for business. You can now choose the German region to build applications and store data.
The new German region, europe-west3, joins europe-west1 in Belgium, offering another location in continental Europe and making it easier to build highly available, performant applications using resources across both regions.
Hosting applications in europe-west3 can improve latency by up to 50% for end users in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and eastern Europe, compared to hosting them in Belgium. European companies east of Frankfurt should see better app performance when using the German region.
The new German region
joins existing sales and support offices in Germany, and is launching with three zones and the following services: