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Google data centres coming to India in 2017; aims at better infrastructure for Indian start-ups

03-October-2016
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Google data centres coming to India in 2017; aims at better infrastructure for Indian start-ups

In a bid to boost Indian businesses, Google aims to set up data centres in India by 2017. Google Unveiled Google Cloud last week at Horizon in San Francisco. It includes Google’s unique and broad portfolio of products, technologies and services that let customers operate easily in a digital world.

Cloud computing uses remote internet servers to store, manage and process data, and Google offers a range of apps like word processing and email, as well as the ability to host data and offer resources for developers.

Google further announced a cloud region in Mumbai with the aim to offer a faster experience for Indian developers and enterprise customers. Further to meet growing demand, Google also announced the locations of seven new Google Cloud Regions - Singapore, Sydney, Northern Virginia, São Paulo, London, Finland and Frankfurt. Like Mumbai, each of these regions will come online through 2017.

Google plans to commit its investment in India with the introduction of the cloud service. The cloud platform looks to provide a set of services that India’s startup community could use to grow, build services, test and deploy applications.

With more than a billion users, Google has gained enough traction in India and across the world. Globally, the likes of Snapchat creator Snap Inc, Pokemon Go creator Niantic Labs and Evernote are using the cloud services by Google.

In India too, Google sees a great customer momentum with brands like Wipro, Ashok Leyland, Smartshift by Mahindra & Mahindra, Dainik Bhaskar Group and INshorts.com building on Google Cloud Platform.

Google also announced G Suite. Previously called Google Apps for Work, G Suite is a set of apps like Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Hangouts, and more - designed to bring people together, with real-time collaboration built in from the start.

Rick Harshman, Asia-Pacific Managing Director, Google Cloud in a blogpost said, “In addition to our focus on Indian customers, we continue to build a robust partner ecosystem to support customers as they move to the cloud. We already have deep partnerships with a multitude of born-in-the-cloud partners including Searce Co-Sourcing, Cloud Cover, PowerUp Cloud and MediaAgility as well as global partners like Wipro, TCS, Tech Mahindra 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.”

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