Aiming to improve latency and to allow users efficiently build applications in the Cloud, Google has opened its first Google Cloud Platform (GCP) region in Mumbai.
The new Mumbai region, joins Singapore, Taiwan, Sydney and Tokyo in Asia Pacific and will allow developers to easily create highly available, performant applications using resources across those geographies.
“Hosting applications in the new region can improve latency from 20-90 per cent for end users in Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and of course Mumbai, compared to hosting them in the closest region, Singapore,” Dave Stiver, Product Manager, Google Cloud Platform, said in a statement.
Even if you are interested in a GCP service that’s not available in the India region, you can access this service via the Google Network. And if you’d like to privately connect to the Mumbai region, Google is offering “Dedicated Interconnect” at two locations: GPX Mumbai and Tata Mumbai IDC.
With the opening of this Mumbai region, Indian customers can now pay in local currency to buy these services.
The India region offers several services, including compute, big data, storage and networking.
“We wanted to have a low latency and secure cloud platform to create our active-active, high availability and load balanced multi-cloud setup. GCP gave us a low latency network, better than expected SSL performance, and the ability to optimize costs further with custom machine types. The new India region will help us bring our service even closer to Indian consumers,” added Manish Verma, Chief Technology Officer at Hungama, one of the customers using GCP service.