Alphabet Inc.’s Google is revving up its cloud infrastructure in India with the announcement of second cloud region in the country. Google is planning to develop a second cluster of data centers in and around the capital city of New Delhi to cater to the growing customer demand and expand its footprint in India. Located in Delhi-NCR, this new cloud region will be serving to customers and public sector in India and across Asia Pacific and is the tech giant’s 26th Cloud Region in the world and 10th in APAC.
Google Cloud customers in India can be benefitted from the cloud region as it can offer low latency and high performance for their cloud-based workflow and data. The region will comprise of three availability zones that would help prevent disruptions to the services and offers a broad portfolio of major products which will include App Engine, Compute Engine, Google Kubernetes Engine, Cloud Bigtable, and BigQuery, among others. According to Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, the company is investing heavily in a bid to expand its footprint across the country by expanding engineering and cloud regions because of the tremendous growth observed in the Indian market. He also said there has been enormous increase in the demand for Google Cloud services in the country and the new cloud region will allow them to capture and capitalize on the lucrative opportunity that is developing from existing and new customers. The new infrastructure will also help the company provide solutions for problems such as disaster recovery within India and ensure low-latency for numerous state-run enterprises in and around New Delhi-NCR.
Google has been investing heavily in India – last year it invested USD 4.5 billion in Jio Platforms and in June the tech giant announced it was inking a partnership with Jio to help the biggest wireless carrier in India with tech solutions for enterprises and consumers as the launch of 5G network and services loom closer.