VSHN at the Google Cloud Switzerland Launch Event

12. Mar 2019

Google Cloud Switzerland Launch

Switzerland is the 6th region in Europe (europe-west6) and the 19th region of the Google Cloud Platform worldwide to offer computing, storage, big data and network services. It is connected to Google’s well-equipped, secure and private network to provide global access to all services of the Google Cloud Platform.


Google is the first Hyperscaler with official Swiss region

Google is the first hyperscale cloud provider with a Swiss data location. The Google Cloud Platform (GCP) with the Zurich region offers services such as compute, data management, app development, storage and much more from the cloud, whereby the latency should be much lower compared to Google’s cloud region Frankfurt.

Launch Event and Google Cloud Services Platform

Of course, this has to be celebrated with a big launch event in Zurich. The VSHNeers are on site at StageOne and follow interesting talks and speakers such as Urs Hölzle – one of the first 10 Google employees – who talks about the Google Cloud Services Platform. With the Google Services Platform (GSP), companies can create their own applications and cloud services that can be operated both on-premise and in the Google Cloud. Other IT professionals from SAP, Google, Credit Suisse and Balgrist University Hospital will be leading the day.

VSHN and Google Cloud / GKE

As the first Kubernetes Certified Service Provider (KCSP) in Switzerland, we are of course already very familiar with the Google Cloud and GKE (Google Kubernetes Engine).
We are pleased to announce that Google is now offering a Swiss Cloud. The decision is a very positive statement for the location Switzerland, which makes us as a Swiss company happy and many of our customers have been waiting for. For all those who already work with Google Tools and the Google Cloud, the step of a Swiss Google Cloud is of course very exciting for VSHN as a Managed Service Provider with many Swiss customers.
We are looking forward to the further development of how the Swiss Google Cloud will be accepted and how Zurich will continue to assert itself as a European IT heavyweight in the international environment.


The Swiss press reports in detail about the Google Cloud Switzerland Launch:

About VSHN – The DevOps Company

VSHN AG is the leading Swiss partner for DevOpsDockerKubernetesOpenShift and 24/7 Cloud Operations. VSHN helps software developers run their applications agile and 24/7 on any infrastructure while relieving the burden on IT operations.
Since 2014, we are serving more than 1000 servers in 20 different clouds as well as on-premises at customer locations with a total of more than 66’000 services for 300 different customers and partners. We are ISO 27001 certified and work to the strict FINMA guidelines to ensure the security and confidentiality of customer information at all times.
With, we have created a Red Hat OpenShift based Swiss container platform, where we can offer Managed Services as a PaaS solution (Platform-as-a-Service) on any infrastructure: public, dedicated, private and on-premises.
At VSHN, we believe in openness and transparency, so we let you decide where to store your data (we call this multi-cloud strategy). Either locally in your own data center (on-premise) or at a cloud provider location of your choice. Take a look at our services and learn more about our services and how we can possibly support you. Follow us on Twitter (@vshn_ch and @APPUiO) and don’t miss any news.

Markus Speth

Markus is VSHN's CEO and one of the General Managers.

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