Google confirmed the launch of a new Google Cloud Platform (GCP) region, asia-southeast1, in Singapore. This is its first cloud location in Southeast Asia. Google now has three total GCP regions in Asia with the other two location in Changhua County, Taiwan and Japan.
AWS will open a new region to support its GovCloud platform in 2018.
Switch, in collaboration with the original authors of the Uptime Institute standards, is introducing a new proprietary Tier 5 Data Center Standard to eventually replace the tier certification rating system from the Uptime Institute.
DataBank, backed by Digital Bridge, expanded its Dallas footprint with the acquisition of a data centre from Stream Data Centers.
Equinix will open its AM4 data centre at Science Park Amsterdam in early July.