Google will soon open a new cloud region in Mumbai. The region is expected to be live in 2017.
The India cloud region is aimed at offering the Google Cloud Platform services to Indian developers and enterprise customers.
Google made the announcement about the India Cloud Region at an event in San Francisco, called Horizon. It was the launch of Google Cloud, a broad portfolio of products, technologies, and services that let customers operate in a digital world easily and at peak performance.
Speaking at Horizon, Brian Stevens, Vice President, Google Cloud, said: “By expanding to new regions, we deliver higher performance to customers. In fact, our recent expansion in Oregon resulted in up to 80% improvement in latency for customers. We look forward to welcoming customers to our new Cloud Regions as they become publicly available throughout 2017.”
Google Cloud Platform takes the infrastructure, machine learning, and networking services used to power Google services and makes them available to businesses and developers to build high-performance applications and data analysis at a low cost. As India’s startup community continues to grow, Cloud Platform provides the full stack of services to build, test, and deploy their applications.
According to a company statement, with more than 1 Bn end users, Google Cloud has gained significant traction in India and across the world. Globally, key customers already leveraging the benefits of Google Cloud Platform include Snap Inc (formerly SnapChat), Niantic Labs (Pokemon Go), Telus International, and Evernote. In India, too, its customers include major brands like Wipro, Ashok Leyland, Smartshift by Mahindra & Mahindra, Dainik Bhaskar Group and INshorts building on Google Cloud Platform.