Jakarta comes online
Jakarta region is now online as asia-southeast2.
Why is this a big deal? Jakarta is in Indonesia, Southeast Asia's most populous nation with about 270 million people. Jakarta will be GCP's second region in Southeast Asia, after Singapore. With this new region, Google Cloud is set to emerge as a strong cloud contender in a nation with many emerging startups, and even some unicorns.
Available products and services in Jakarta include Cloud Storage, Compute Engine, Dataflow, Dataproc, Datastore, Firestore, Pub/Sub, Memorystore for Redis, BigQuery, Bigtable, App Engine, Cloud SQL, Cloud VPN, and Cloud KMS (no Cloud Functions, yet).