Elaine Thompson, Associated Press
A new building, left, connects via a pedestrian bridge with the rest of the Google campus during its opening Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, in Kirkland, Wash. Google has announced that Salt Lake City will soon have one of Google Cloud's data centers.

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City is becoming a new Google Cloud region.

The company announced in a news release Wednesday that Salt Lake City will become the third region in the United States and the sixth area across the world for Google Cloud.

The Google Cloud Platform is a cloud computing service, which includes data storage and analytics, as well as computer and machine learning.

Google Cloud has opened 15 new regions and 45 zones across the country within the last three years, according to Google.

Google will add new Google Cloud regions into Seoul, South Korea, and Salt Lake City, which brings the total number of global regions to 23 in 2020, according to the news release.

Salt Lake City joins Oregon and Los Angeles as the western U.S. regions to host the data centers, according to TechCrunch.

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  • “We’re going to be announcing the availability in early 2020 of Seoul, South Korea. So we are announcing a region there with three zones for customers to build their applications. Again, customers, either multinationals that are looking to serve their customers in that market or local customers that are looking to go global. This really helps address their needs and allows them to serve the customers in the way that they want to,” said Dominic Preuss, director of product management, according to TechCrunch.

More news: Google announced that its new data center in Osaka, Japan, will be online in the next few weeks. The Jakarta, Indonesia, center is currently under construction, too, and is expected to come online within the next three months, TechCrunch reported.

Correction: This article previously said Google was adding a new data center to Salt Lake City when it is actually making Salt Lake City a new region.