Google is going to open new ‘Cloud Region’ in Mumbai, India. It will offer cloud platform services to enterprise customers and developers in India.
It is expected to launch the cloud region by 2017, in the lock region of India to help Google cloud platform services even faster for the Indian customers. The announcement was made at Horizon event in San Francisco. But the company didn’t disclose any financial details.
The business-to-business based cloud services are rebranded as Google cloud. With more than one billion end-users, Google Cloud has gained significant traction in India and also across the World. Its global customers’ already having Google Cloud Platform includes Snapchat Inc, Telus International, Pokemon Go and Evernote.
“In India too, we have seen significant customer momentum with thousands of customers including major brands like Wipro, Ashok Leyland, Smartshift by Mahindra and Mahindra, Dainik Bhaskar Group and INshorts.com building on Google Cloud Platform,” the statement said.
By setting up the local data centre within India also helps the company provide to a larger number of customers. Especially for the government or financial services that often have regulations to not permit the data outside the country.
“By expanding to new regions, we deliver higher performance to customers. In fact, our recent expansion in Oregon resulted in up to 80 percent improvement in latency for customers. We look forward to welcoming customers to our new Cloud Regions as they become publicly available throughout 2017,” said Brian Stevens, vice president, Google Cloud, while speaking at Horizon.
The company has announced its seven new Google Cloud Regions at Singapore, Sydney, Sao Paulo, London, Frankfurt and Finland that will come online by 2017 like the one region in Mumbai. Google also rebranded its ‘Google Apps for Work’ as ‘G Suite’ that contains apps like Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Hangouts and other apps that are designated for the workplaces.