Internet search giant Google will open a new Google Cloud Region in Mumbai in 2017 – in a bid to tap Indian developers and enterprise customers.
Google Cloud competes with AWS, Microsoft, IBM, among others in the Cloud services market. Recently, Microsoft announced its latest client wins for the Cloud business.
Google claims that its Cloud services will be faster for Indian customers after the opening up of the local region in Mumbai, the business capital of India.
Globally, Google Cloud has more than one billion end users. Google claims that its Cloud business has gained significant traction in India as well.
Some of the customers of Google Cloud Platform include Snap Inc (formerly SnapChat), Niantic Labs (Pokemon Go), Telus International, and Evernote.
Wipro, Ashok Leyland, Smartshift by Mahindra & Mahindra, Dainik Bhaskar Group and INshorts.com are some of the Indian customers of Google Cloud Platform.
“By expanding to new regions, we deliver higher performance to customers. In fact, our recent expansion in Oregon resulted in up to 80 percent improvement in latency for customers,” said Brian Stevens, vice president of Google Cloud.
Google, which is emerging as an solutions provider for enterprises, has unveiled G Suite (previously called Google Apps for Work) that includes apps – Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Hangouts, and more – at an event called Horizon in San Francisco, the U.S.
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.
Google has partnerships with partners including Searce Co-Sourcing, Cloud Cover, PowerUp Cloud and MediaAgility as well as global partners like Wipro, TCS, Tech Mahindra, PwC and Cognizant. The opening of the cloud region opens up newer opportunities for several new cloud partners who will benefit from building their services on Google Cloud.