Mexico to Welcome a New Google Cloud RegionBy Sofía Garduño | Fri, 07/22/2022 - 13:31
The Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) and Google announced an upcoming Google cloud region in Mexico, which will support the digital transformation of public and private actors in the country. Through this initiative, Mexico will join Chile and Brazil as the third country with a cloud region in Latin America.
“Mexico is a strategic market for Google Cloud in Latin America and this is an important investment that will bring key benefits to the organizations that operate in the country. To deepen the impact of the technology in upcoming years, it is imperative to continue investing in digital infrastructure that will enable society and Mexican companies to take their innovations to new levels,” said Eduardo López, President, Google Cloud Latin America.
Google Cloud supports the digital transformation through the understanding and usage of data, the establishment of an open foundation for growth and the creation of collaborative environments. It also prioritizes the security of systems and users and sustainability. The project will facilitate the growth of the Mexican digital payment system, strengthen the development of fintech tools and reduce the costs of data storage and operational risk management.
“The creation of the cloud region in Mexico endorses that our country is one of the main receptors of foreign direct investment in the world. It will generate an important boost in productivity, competitiveness and growth in our economy, mainly in the national digital economy,” said Gabriel Yorio, Deputy Minister, SHCP.
This initiative is part of Google’s plan to invest US$1.2 billion in Latin America. The investment aims to expand the region’s digital infrastructure, support digital skills, foster an entrepreneurial ecosystem and help create sustainable and inclusive communities.
“The cloud region in Mexico will unlock new possibilities for the use of cloud technologies by public sector organizations in the country. Different public entities would benefit from interoperating in an efficient and secure way, facilitating access to computing power and information technologies,” said Juan Sarmiento, Director General, Information Systems at the Federal Court of Administrative Justice.
The project is part of the efforts that the current administration in Mexico is implementing towards digital inclusion. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s National Digital Strategy (EDN) has established a common ground in technology deals and boosted competition among new players. The EDN aims to promote and boost the services that Mexicans enjoy, allowing them to benefit from the access to information and communications technology and broadband and internet services. “We are progressing at big leaps by bringing new free internet connections and mobile services to the most secluded communities,” said Emilio Calderón, Coordinator, EDN.
Google Cloud aims to expand to Qatar, Italy, Germany, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Israel. As of today, Google Cloud locations encompass 34 regions and 103 zones across the world. All regions offer Computer Engine, Google Kubernetes Engine, Cloud Storage, Persistent Disk, CloudSQL, Virtual Private Cloud, Key Management System, Cloud Identity and Secret manager.