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Southern California: where the sun shines year-round, the beaches are beautiful and the public cloud regions are non-existent.

Quick quiz question (and an alliteration!): Which one of these things is not like the others?

Until now, the answer would have been, ‘D: None of the Above’ because all three of those things were true. Well, guess what? The sun is still shining and the beaches are still beautiful, but SoCal is about to get its first ever major public cloud region, courtesy of our friends at Google!

On June 26th, Google will be unveiling their new cloud region in Los Angeles, and the Shamrock team will be showing up in force to celebrate. Be sure to ping your point of contact at Shamrock or reach out to us at [email protected]. Or, just register below. We’d love to see you there!

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What Up with GCP?

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is, of course, the public cloud offering from Google, providing scalable IT compute, storage and networking services to businesses. It wasn’t all that long ago that GCP was thought of as the little brother to AWS and Azure. Now, though, little bro has been hitting the gym and crushing protein supplements, because GCP is all beefed up and quickly becoming the go-to cloud platform for enterprise businesses.

GCP has been stepping their game up over the last 18 months, adding a multitude of new regions to their cloud offering for increased user flexibility. At the Google Cloud Next event in March of 2017, they announced three new regions, bringing their global total up to an even 10. They’ve also got plans to introduce at least 7 more regions in the near future – sort of your cloud version of knocking out two-a-days at the gym. In other words, Google’s getting that beach body.

Sure, all of those shiny new regions are nice, but we’re here to talk specifically about the new GCP Los Angeles region set to be unveiled on Tuesday, in conjunction with three new zones in the surrounding area.

A Historic First for Los Angeles

The importance of GCP’s 5th and newest U.S. region can’t be understated for businesses in Southern California, specifically Los Angeles, especially considering the nearest region had previously been in Oregon, with the second closest all the way out in Iowa. Sheesh.

Here’s just a taste of what Google’s new LA region means for SoCal businesses:

Sub-millisecond latency for all businesses in and around Los Angeles

Expansive enterprise tool-sets

Smoother SaaS and PaaS thanks to faster and more reliable data transfer

Accelerated in-house app development

Media and entertainment workflows that can easily and quickly be moved to cloud

More competitive service level agreements (SLAs)

All of the above features offer huge benefits for any business in the area either currently using or thinking about using cloud IT services, but especially so for the bevy of local media and entertainment companies, who will be able to streamline their production schedules like never before. Lights, camera, cloud!

Get Your Cloud On

If you’re an IT leader considering a public cloud service for all or part of your IT deployments, or if you’re just a fan of cloud innovation and you live in the Greater Los Angeles area, you won’t want to miss this event.

Network with other forward-thinking local business leaders, learn about present and future benefits of cloud computing from some of the industry’s best, and get a glimpse into Google’s vision for both the LA area and the cloud in general. And did we mention that the Shamrock team will be on hand to meet, greet and offer tailored insights on how your business can best leverage the cloud?

Even if you can’t make the event, don’t fret. Our experts are always available and happy to discuss the new and exciting possibilities available to you for reduced latency, increased availability and decentralization with Google Cloud Platform, AWS Direct Connect, Azure ExpressRoute and more.

Shamrock: A Trusted Resource for All Things Cloud

As much as we love Google, we’re all about equal opportunity when it comes to cloud computing. Shamrock offers best-in-class cost savings and increased functionality for every public, private and hybrid cloud solution imaginable, including AWS, Azure and hundreds of others.

Whether you’re looking for more information about cloud procurement, migration, cost management or otherwise, don’t be shy. The cloud experts at Shamrock are here to help.

Ryan Reeves

Ryan Reeves

Ryan Reeves is the Director of Marketing and Customer Success for Shamrock Consulting Group, and he is also an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner. Ryan brings a unique perspective and skill set to the technology industry after spending the first 10 years of his career working with some of most innovative media and entertainment brands in the world. His versatility has been vital in establishing Shamrock as an award-winning industry leader and industry disruptor. In his free time, Ryan likes to snowboard, play soccer and basketball, and travel with his lovely wife, Lucy.

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