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GCP arrives in Canada with launch of Montréal region

February 1, 2018
Dave Stiver

Product Manager, Google Cloud Platform

La version française est ici: La plateforme infonuagique de Google (Google Cloud) fait son entrée au Canada avec son lancement à Montréal

Our fifteenth Google Cloud Platform region and first region in Canada is now open for you to build applications and store data, and promises to significantly improve latency for GCP customers and end users in the area.*

The new Montréal region, northamerica-northeast1, joins Oregon, Iowa, South Carolina and Northern Virginia in North America and makes it easier to build highly available, performant applications using resources across those geographies.

Hosting applications in the new region can improve latency by up to 90% for end users in Montréal, compared to hosting them in the closest region. Please visit www.gcping.com to see how fast Montréal is for yourself.



The Montréal region has everything you need to build the next great application:


The region also has three zones, allowing you to distribute apps and storage across multiple zones and protect against service disruptions.

Interested in a GCP service that’s not available in the Canada region? No problem. You can access this service via the Google Network, the largest cloud network as measured by number of points of presence, and combine any of the services you deploy in Montréal with other GCP services around the world such as Data Loss Prevention, Cloud Spanner and BigQuery.

Google Cloud network

One of advantages of using Google Cloud is our global networking infrastructure. This private network provides a high-bandwidth, highly reliable, low-latency link to each region across the world. With it, you can reach the Montréal region as easily and as securely as, say, our São Paulo, Sydney or Tokyo regions. In addition, the global Google Cloud Load Balancing makes it easy to deploy truly global applications. For more information on Google's private network, visit Google Network Tiers.

And if you’re looking at hybrid deployments and require dedicated connections to Google Cloud, we provide two Dedicated Interconnect options in Montréal through Cologix.

New storage pricing

We're also launching reduced prices for Google Cloud Storage infrequent access and cold storage classes. Effective today, you’ll pay 19% less for Nearline Storage in Montréal, London and Frankfurt. And you’ll pay even less for Coldline—23% less in London and Frankfurt, and 15% lower in Sydney and Mumbai. And unlike some other competitive cloud storage offerings, you can access all Cloud Storage tiers via a single API with predictable latency. Try out Cloud Storage here.

What customers are saying

Canadian companies welcome the addition of GCP region in Montréal.


The Montréal technology industry is full of great minds, ideas and talent, and Diagram Ventures is always looking for great local partners to support its mission to be a launchpad for Canadian success stories. Now that the Google Cloud Platform region is open in Montréal, our ventures can leverage the proximity of the network to get to market faster.

— Marc-Antoine Ross, Chief Innovation Officer, Diagram


Having worked with Google and their Cloud Platform across the world since 2014, we are very excited to have their world-class cloud services in our own neighbourhood. We continue to see huge growth in Canada and some requirement for local-only hosting and this will allow us to provide our Canadian customers with lower latency and highly available services.

— Neil Cawse, Chief Executive Officer, Geotab


At Ubisoft, we’re constantly looking at new ways to evolve gaming and incorporate the feedback of our players to introduce and build new services. Our Montréal team collaborates closely with Google to continue to test our ideas and bring them to life, so we are excited to see this new addition to the Montréal ecosystem with GCP’s new cloud region.

— Thomas Belmont, Producer, Online Technology Group, Ubisoft


Network connectivity is the lifeblood of today’s digital business, creating heightened sensitivity toward any latency or performance degradation. To keep our customers and innovations a step ahead, we build strategic relationships with trusted brands like Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to deliver our WordPress Digital Experience Platform at scale. We are excited to extend these significant benefits from the ability to store and process data in Montreal to our nearly 5,000 Canadian customers.

— Jason Cohen, Founder and CTO, WP Engine

GCP partners in Canada

Partners in Canada are available to help design and support your deployment, migration and maintenance needs.

Accenture has been named Google’s Partner of the Year for the past six years and, now with Google’s new cloud region in Canada, we can offer even stronger delivery capabilities on top of our industry expertise and collaborative work with Google. Accenture has helped many of our clients leverage the scale, security and cost effectiveness of Google Cloud.

— Paul Vallée, CEO & Founder, Pythian Group

Premier Partners have completed extensive technical training and have strong expertise working with customers to ensure that no aspect of your next big project is left to chance. Premier Partners include: Accenture, Deloitte, PwCPythian Group, Onix Networking Canada, Cloudypedia

Technology Partners provide tools which integrate with our platform to extend its reach and functionality or use one of our services as a foundation for their products. Technology Partners include: RedHat, Pivotal, SAP, Cisco, Salesforce

Service Partners develop custom applications and provide managed services across the entire GCP stack. Service Partners include: Sourced Group, Slalom, Next Pathway, CloudOps, Scalar, Nuvoola (French)IMP Solutions, Zirro, Linkbynet, Six Factor

Visit our partners page for more information.

Google Cloud in Canada

We’ve been investing in Canada for over 10 years with sales people across the country from Vancouver in the west to Montréal in the east, and every large city in between. Our staff of customer engineers, customer reliability engineers, support engineers and solution architects is here to help you build what’s next in Canada.

Getting started

For help migrating to GCP, please contact our local partners. For additional details on the Montréal region, please visit our Montréal region page, where you’ll get access to free resources, white papers, the "Cloud On-Air" on-demand video series and more. Our locations page provides updates on the availability of additional services and regions. Contact us to request early access to new regions and help us prioritize where we build next.

*Please visit our Service Specific Terms to get detailed information on our data storage capabilities.

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