Search engine giant Google has opened its first cloud platform region in Mumbai to enable customers to develop efficient applications and store data on the cloud. The company first announced plans to launch a cloud region in India last September at an event in San Francisco.
The newly launched Google Cloud Platform will help enterprises to access high speed, low latency and aligned performance benefits offered via Google Cloud Platform (GCP) services. In addition, the customers in India can avail GCP services directly in Indian currency (INR).
The services which are being offered by GCP includes computing, Big Data, storage along with networking. The cloud platform will enable developers to build, test and deploy applications on its high-efficient, reliable infrastructure.
“We are delighted to announce the first GCP region in India. The new region will help customers build applications and store their data, and significantly improve latency for customers and end users in the area,” said Dave Stiver, Product Manager, Google Cloud Platform.
GCP region comprises three zones, which also create new opportunities and partners who wish to build their services on Google Cloud.
Commenting on the launch of GCP in India, Manish Verma, Chief Technology Officer, Hungama, stated “GCP gave us a low latency network and the ability to optimise costs further with custom machine types. The new India region will help us bring our service even closer to Indian consumers”.