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Google Unveils First African Cloud Region In South Africa

Google, an American multinational tech company, sets to establish a new cloud region in South Africa its first on the continent.

The tech company plans to tap its private subsea cable, Equiano, which connects Africa and Europe to power the sites. Equiano has been under development since 2019 and has so far landed in Togo, Namibia, Nigeria, and South Africa.

Google for Africa

The new region and interconnect sites will take Google Cloud computing services closer to its clients, allowing them to choose where to consume the products and will allow for the localization of applications and services.

This setup will make it easier for the customers and partners of the company to quickly deploy solutions for their businesses, whereby they’re able to leverage its computer artificial intelligence, and data analytics to make smarter business decisions.


Google claims that African customers are already using its Cloud to deal with their most pressing business problems and take advantage of modern technology. South African cloud region is set to support the development of more than 40,000 employment and a cumulative $2.1 billion GDP by 2030.

Still looking to launch in more African markets, Google Cloud’s choice of South Africa came as a result of the demand for cloud services and the market’s potential. The cloud region will give users access to several services, including key management systems, cloud storage, and computing engines.

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