The new Google Cloud region in Turin Italy is now open
Country Manager - Italy, Google Cloud
We are excited to announce the opening of our new cloud region in Turin, Italy. This new region joins the recently opened Google Cloud region in Milan to provide highly available and sustainable cloud services with data sovereignty and residency functionality to meet the needs of the Italian economy. It also joins 35 other Google Cloud regions throughout the globe, giving Italian businesses faster access to the global network of Google Cloud infrastructure.
Organizations everywhere need the capacity to run mission-critical applications at the speed their customers expect. The new Turin Google Cloud region will help accelerate the digitization of local companies, public administrations and global organizations, and help Italy build for the future. A recent independent economic impact report by the University of Turin highlights that the Piedmont and Lombardy regions could potentially generate up to €3.3 bn by 20251.
"With the availability of the Turin Google Cloud region, that follows the one of Milan, the path that will allow Intesa Sanpaolo to fully exploit the potential of cloud technology and further accelerate the process of digitization of its services, is completed,” said Enrico Bagnasco, Executive Director Information Systems of Intesa Sanpaolo. “A cloud hyperscaler like Google with two regions on the national territory will facilitate all Italian companies and the Public Administration in accessing the cloud by providing greater security and simplifying business continuity and data protection. In parallel, the Opening Future initiatives will promote both the dissemination of digital skills in schools, SMBs and start-ups in the territories and a sustainable growth, with employment benefits and social and economic repercussions."
A growing ecosystem of technology partners will also benefit from new Google Cloud regions in Italy. An independent study by the Digital Innovation Observatories and the Energy & Strategy group of the Milan Politecnico calculates that, thanks to the Google Cloud regions of Milan and Turin, projects across the supply chain will generate a new market for partners estimated at around €1.904 billion in the three-year period 2023-20252.
"Our partnership with Google Cloud is important for the digitalization process of companies, public administrations and citizen”, commented Elio Schiavo, Chief Enterprise and Innovative Solutions Officer of TIM. “The two regions represent an important result for this collaboration and are a distinctive asset that enables the offering of low latency, connectivity and data sovereignty functionalities. It is therefore a strategic infrastructure that will combine large economic benefits with important advantages for the entire industrial sector on a national scale."
The new region launches with three cloud zones and our standard services which include Compute Engine, Google Kubernetes Engine, Cloud Storage, Persistent Disk, CloudSQL, and Cloud Identity, among others. Our customers will also benefit from critical features such as data residency controls, default encryption, organizational policies and VPC Service Controls.
Now with two cloud regions in-country, Italian customers can expect improved business continuity planning with the unique option to distribute workloads across geo-redundant infrastructure to meet IT and business requirements for disaster recovery.
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1. The Economic and Employment Impact of Milan Data Centers; Francesco Carbonero (University of Turin) Aldo Geuna (University of Turin) Luigi Riso (Catholic University of Milan); May 2022.
2. Le Google Cloud region di Milano e Torino generano un nuovo mercato per i partner del valore di 1.9 miliardi di Euro