Google Cloud announces first Mexican data region in Queretaro

Google Cloud has revealed its intention to set up its inaugural data region in Mexico, situated in Queretaro, marking its third data region in Latin America. The commencement of operations is scheduled for 2025.

“This facility not only enhances the local digital infrastructure but also promotes digital skills and supports the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the state,” said Marco Antonio Del Prete Tercero, Queretaro’s Secretary of Sustainable Development. He noted that both the exact investment and precise location remain undisclosed for competitive reasons.

Google Cloud’s investment comes in the wake of recent pledges from Microsoft and Amazon Web Services (AWS), as reported by MBN. Over recent years, various other firms including Cloud HQ, ODATA, Huawei, and Santander have also invested in data centers in Queretaro. This collective effort accounts for 26 units, projecting a total investment exceeding US$10 billion over the next decade, according to El Economista.

“The influx of these major tech companies not only reinforces their strategic objectives but also positions Queretaro as a key and strategic destination. Queretaro is solidifying its role as the epicenter of data centers,” Del Prete added.

Google Cloud currently operates 40 regions with 121 zones available in more than 200 countries and territories. The company added new regions in 2023 and 2024, including Berlin, Germany; Doha, Qatar; Dammam, Saudi Arabia, and Johannesburg, South Africa.

Looking ahead, Google plans further expansions to Malaysia, Thailand, New Zealand, Greece, Norway, Austria, and Sweden.

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