DATA CENTER INNOVATION

Google’s data centers and global network provide low latency, low cost, and high availability.

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Run on Google’s Infrastructure

By choosing Google Cloud Platform, you can build on the same future-proof infrastructure that allows Google to return billions of search results in milliseconds, serve 6 billion hours of YouTube video per month and provide storage for 1 Billion Gmail users. Our infrastructure is protected by more than 700 top experts in information, application, and network security. Google data centers are the most energy efficient and environmentally-friendly in the world.

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High performance virtual machines

Cloud Platform provides fast and consistent performance across the range of computing, storage and application services. With powerful processing, access to the memory you need and high IOPS, your application will deliver consistent performance to your users. You enjoy the benefits of reduced latency and avoid noisy-neighbor problems.

Optimized for your workload

Innovative solutions like Nearline Storage, Custom Machine Types, and Preemptible VMs, you can tailor Cloud Platform to your workload and your budget.

Fast global networking

Google has one of the largest and most advanced software-defined computer networks. Google’s backbone network has thousands of miles of fiber optic cable, uses advanced software-defined networking and has edge caching services to deliver fast, consistent and scalable performance.

Redundancy

Multiple points of presence across the globe provides strong redundancy. Your data is securely mirrored across storage devices in multiple locations.

Transparent maintenance

Virtual machines never go down for scheduled maintenance with new, built-in live-migration technology. Get the peace of mind of knowing hosts are patched and data centers are maintained without the headaches of downtime.

“ [Google's] ability to build, organize, and operate a huge network of servers and fiber-optic cables with an efficiency and speed that rocks physics on its heels...This is what makes Google Google: its physical network, its thousands of fiber miles, and those many thousands of servers that, in aggregate, add up to the mother of all clouds. ”

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Security as a core focus

The Google security model is an end-to-end process, including data center physical security. With Cloud Platform your applications and data take advantage of the same security model. Cloud Platform products are designed and built with security as a core design and development requirement, and subscribe to certain platform-wide capabilities. Google’s site reliability engineering teams oversee operations of the platform systems to ensure high availability, and prevent abuse of platform resources.

Security compliance standards and certifications

Our customers and regulators expect independent verification of security, privacy and compliance controls. Google undergoes several regular independent third party audits where an independent auditor has examined the controls present in our data centers, infrastructure and operations. Cloud Platform complies with top certifications, like ISO 27001, SOC 2/3, and PCI DSS 3.0. As part of Google’s rigorous privacy and compliance standards and commitment to our customers, Google Cloud Platform offers EU model contract clauses for customers subject to the EU Data Protection Directive.

Designed for energy efficiency

Google is built on data centers designed to save water and electricity. Compared to five years ago, we now get around 3 times the computing power out of the same amount of energy. We continue to measure and improve the efficiency of our energy use. We're the first major Internet services company to gain ISO 50001 certification of our high standards for energy management throughout our data centers.

Carbon neutral and committed to renewable energy

Google has been carbon-neutral since 2007. We have a goal to power our operations with 100% renewable energy and to help achieve that, we have committed to purchase nearly 2 gigawatts of renewable energy to date, making us the largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy in the world. We're currently using renewable energy to power 37% of our operations and expect this to increase significantly in the next 2 years. We’ve committed more than $2.5 billion of investment into 22 renewable energy projects that provide attractive financial returns and could dramatically accelerate clean energy use.

“ Google has one of the largest but also one of the greenest data center infrastructures among the world’s companies. ”

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