Google Breaks Ground on NV Data Center, Announces New Google Cloud Region
LAS VEGAS, NV — Google has broke ground on their Nevada data center. The ceremony was attended by Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, Senator Jacky Rosen, Representative Susie Lee, and Governor Steve Sisolak. The Nevada data center will power a new Google Cloud region, adding to the 20 regions and 61 availability zones globally that Google Cloud Platform customers enjoy. Google also announced the Google.org Impact Challenge Nevada, a $1,000,000 commitment to local nonprofits with bold and innovative ideas to create economic opportunity in their communities
“The new data center facility is a $600 million dollar investment, and will create a number of new jobs in the state. Together with our new cloud region, we’re investing to better support our users and our Cloud customers in Nevada,” wrote Jacquelline Fuller, Vice-President of Google.org, and a fourth-generation Nevadan in a blogpost. “Data centers power your searches, store your photos, documents and emails, and help you find the fastest route to your destination. They play a vital role in our global operations—and the communities they’re a part of. And it’s our responsibility to be a helpful presence in those communities by creating opportunities for our neighbors to succeed.”
“Today we’re announcing new infrastructure investments in the state of Nevada: a new Google data center and Google Cloud region. These investments will expand our footprint in the southwestern U.S., creating more jobs in the area, improving connectivity and speed for users of Google services and Google Cloud customers, and ensuring that Nevada will become one of the world’s onramps to the internet,” added Tariq Shaukat, President of Partner and Industry Platforms at Google in a separate blogpost.
“When it launches, the new Google Cloud region in Las Vegas will give organizations in the Western U.S. and those doing business in Nevada faster access to Google Cloud Platform products and tools that will help supercharge their businesses. The region will have three availability zones and will support our portfolio of key GCP products, delive ring simple, reliable, and secure infrastructure and lightning fast data analytics and ML/AI capabilities,” continued Shaukat.