Google has announced that it's going to open a second cloud region in India, which will be located in Delhi. The new cloud region will add to Google’s existing network of eight regions in the Asia Pacific and 22 regions globally. In India, the first region was opened in 2017 in Mumbai. Google cloud regions bring Google Cloud Platform (GCP) services to organisations in fields like media and entertainment and retail and manufacturing. These services help companies drive growth, differentiation, and innovation for their business.
Google says that the Delhi cloud region is projected to launch in 2021, and it will have three zones to protect against service disruptions. ‘The region will also include a portfolio of key GCP products and offer lower latency to nearby users,’ Google said in a statement.
When combined with the existing region in Mumbai, the Delhi region will enable in-country disaster recovery for the customers’ mission-critical applications. Additionally, the Delhi cloud region will provide an opportunity to those customers, businesses and organisations who haven’t tried Google Cloud services to utilise technologies like big data, and infrastructure services to create value.
‘2020 is already shaping up to be a great year for Google Cloud in India, and we look forward to helping businesses and governments solve their most complex challenges and create value for years to come,’ said Rick Harshman, Managing Director, Google Cloud Asia Pacific.
Google also named a few customers – L&T Finance, Manipal Hospital Group, Reliance Mutual Fund, Royal Enfield, TechMahindra, Truecaller, among others – who are benefitting from its GCP services.