Google has announced a strategic partnership with Poland’s Domestic Cloud Provider (DCP). As part of this partnership, DCP, which was founded jointly by PKO Bank Polski and the Polish Development Fund, will become a reseller of Google Cloud services in Poland and will build managed services capabilities around Google Cloud.
According to Google, Poland is in a period of rapid growth, is accelerating its digital transformation, and has become an international software engineering hub. To prepare enterprises and public organizations in Poland of all sizes for this digital transformation, Poland must have a strong technology backbone and easy access to new innovations that will accelerate business development, complete with investments in technological solutions, support programs, digital skills training and knowledge sharing. The strategic partnership with DCP and the new Google Cloud region in Warsaw align with its commitment to boost Poland’s digital economy and will make it easier for Polish companies to build highly available, meaningful applications for their customers.
Earlier this year, Google CEO Sundar Pichai visited Warsaw where he announced Google’s commitment of $20 million for digital skills programs across the CEE region. In addition, Google's R&D engineering center in Warsaw continues to grow each year and employs highly-skilled specialists that work on our global cloud computing solutions.
With this DCP partnership, Google says, it will be able to boost support for Polish enterprises, providing advanced infrastructure and software that suits their needs. Together, our goal is to accelerate cloud adoption by large and small businesses alike, across all industries. Over the next 5 years Google will train experts to help Polish businesses onboard to the cloud, as well as provide insights and strategic advice on how companies can maximize the benefits of their cloud deployments.
And, as part of the commitment to Poland and broader Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), Google will also open a Google Cloud region in Warsaw, Poland. Designed for high availability, the region will have three zones to protect against service disruptions, and will launch with our portfolio of key products, including Compute Engine, App Engine, Google Kubernetes Engine, Cloud Bigtable, Cloud Spanner, and BigQuery.
“This is an important moment for the Polish economy. We are very proud to partner with Google Cloud and to see them bring a new cloud region to Warsaw. Global enterprises are already building their competitive advantage on Google Cloud and now we will be able to offer customers in Poland the same advanced technology available worldwide,” said Michal Potoczek, CEO of Domestic Cloud Provider. “We believe in a multi-cloud strategy. A Google Cloud region, together with our own infrastructure, will allow us to build hybrid services which will bring even more value to our customers.”
Google Cloud customers are currently served by 20 cloud regions and 61 availability zones around the world. Once complete, the new site in Warsaw will be part of this global network.