Google to Open Cloud Region in Mumbai to help customers

Google to open a new ‘Cloud Region’ in Mumbai aimed to help the cloud platform services to developers and enterprise customers in India.

The local region in India will be helping Google cloud platform in providing services even faster for Indian customers and is expected to be live in 2017, Google said in a statement.

At the Horizon event in San Francisco, the announcement was made. However, the company did not disclose details about the financial statement. Also, the business-to-business (B2B) based Cloud services have been re-branded as Google Cloud.

Google Cloud has gained significant traction in India and across the world with more than one billion end-users. Snap Inc (formerly SnapChat), Niantic Labs (Pokemon Go), Telus International, and Evernote, are some of the global clients of Google cloud.

The statement stated, “In India too, we have seen great customer momentum with thousands of customers including major brands like Wipro, Ashok Leyland, Smartshift by Mahindra & Mahindra, Dainik Bhaskar Group and building on Google Cloud Platform.”

The move is aimed to help the American company catch up with the biggest rivals Amazon Web Services and Microsoft and in the cloud marketplace in the country.

The plan of setting up of a local data center will help the company cater to a larger number of customers, including government or financial services sectors that often have regulations that do not permit data to be transmitted outside the country.

Google will be able to deliver better performance to customers, said Brian Stevens, Vice President of Google Cloud by expanding to new regions.

“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,” he added.

The company has announced locations of seven new Google Cloud Regions like the one in Mumbai including Singapore, Sydney, Sao Paulo, London, Northern Virginia, Finland and Frankfurt that will come online through 2017.