Google announced the opening of its new Google Cloud region in Delhi NCR in order to help India’s businesses accelerate their journey of digital transformation and support its customers and the public sector in India and across Asia Pacific.
“The new Google Cloud region is designed to help both Indian and global companies alike build highly available applications for their customers, the Delhi NCR region is our second Google Cloud region in India and 10th to open in Asia Pacific,” said Bikram Singh Bedi, Managing Director, Google Cloud India in a blog post.
He further added that navigating this past year has been a challenge for companies as they grapple with changing customers’ demands and economic uncertainty.
Technology has played a critical role, and we’ve been fortunate to partner with and serve people, companies, and government institutions around the world to help them adapt.
The Google Cloud region in Delhi NCR will help our customers adapt to new requirements, new opportunities and new ways of working, like we’ve helped so many companies do in the region.
“With the arrival of the Google Cloud Delhi NCR, InMobi Group sees the opportunity to continue closing the gap between our users and products. Glance, especially, has been serving AI-powered personalised content to over 120 million active users.
We can’t wait to continue giving them truly meaningful experiences that are speedy, scale well, and are relevant to them, by expanding the use of our current tools working on Google Cloud with the opening of a new region,” said Mohit Saxena, Co-founder and Group CTO of Inmobi.
“At HDFC Bank, we are harnessing technology platforms to both run and build the bank. As we progress to be future ready, the objective is to invest in future technologies that give us scale, efficiency and resiliency.
Towards this the Google Cloud region in Delhi NCR will enable us to enhance our resiliency and help us in building an active-active design framework for our new generation applications on cloud,” said Ramesh Lakshminarayanan, CIO, HDFC Bank.
Bedi further added that Delhi NCR joins 25 existing Google Cloud regions connected via our high-performance network, helping customers better serve their users and customers throughout the globe.
As the second region in India, customers benefit from improved business continuity planning with distributed, secure infrastructure needed to meet IT and business requirements for disaster recovery, while maintaining data sovereignty.
Google Cloud customers operating in India also benefit from low latency and high performance of their cloud-based workloads and data.
Designed for high availability, the region opens with three availability zones to protect against service disruptions, and offers a portfolio of key products, including Compute Engine, App Engine, Google Kubernetes Engine, Cloud Bigtable, Cloud Spanner, and BigQuery.
The cloud region in Delhi NCR will offer new technology and tools that can be a catalyst for this change.
Google and Google Cloud will also continue to support our customers with people and education programs by investing in local talent and the local developer community to help enterprises digitally transform and support economic recovery.
Businesses can access digital tools to maintain business continuity, find resources like quick help videos, and learn digital skills in both English and in Hindi.
“We’ve seen the resilience of India, and it’s a great privilege for us to support larger organisations, government agencies, but also the person who is starting a company in India,” said Thomas Kurian, chief executive officer of cloud services at Google, while speaking virtually to a select group of journalists, an Indian Express report added.
He further added that Google’s cloud platform will help organisations transform their businesses into a digital business model and that will only help India achieve its digital ambitions.
Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure are the ‘big three’ public cloud vendors in the world and all are eyeing India for the next big growth opportunity.
“When you look at our cloud region in Delhi-NCR, similar to the cloud region in Mumbai, you have a variety of different capabilities. You can run compute, storage, networking at scale, handle advanced cybersecurity protection with our security tools,” Kurian said.
He further said “Developers can use this platform to build new applications and can also help organizations migrate existing applications to our cloud.
All these big cloud platform vendors use Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) as a business model, where a third-party provider hosts and maintains core infrastructure on behalf of a customer.
The company has seen enormous growth in demand for Google Cloud services in India and expanding its footprint in a new cloud region gives it the ability to offer more capacity for growth over many years. Google counts Airtel, TVS, HCL among others as its cloud customers in India.”