OVHcloud, the European cloud leader, has launched its first data center in Mumbai, India. The new facility in Mumbai is a part of the company’s recently announced global strategy goal to establish 15 additional locations by 2024. The launch serves as a glaring indication of India’s expansion and the requirement for additional data centers.
With local compute and storage capabilities to meet changing data compliance needs, OVHcloud’s new data center in Mumbai will provide Indian businesses with improved support. This is particularly important considering that the Indian government is pushing for more extensive data protection laws to go along with a growing digital economy.
According to Terry Maiolo, Vice President and General Manager, APAC, OVHcloud, India is already one of OVHcloud’s top-performing markets in the APAC region. Maiolo believes the strategic deployment of the first data center in India is a firm testimony to that potential and an affirmation of OVHcloud’s commitment to customers and partners in India.
The Mumbai Point of Presence, which was opened in 2020, allows OVHcloud to use its current presence in India while reducing latency between India and Europe. Local customers will benefit from almost immediate access to their data and cloud resources thanks to the recently launched data center, which also complies with stricter data compliance standards.
Customers in the Asia-Pacific region can look forward to the deployment of forthcoming data centers in Singapore and Sydney by next year after this launch. By 2024, six of the 48 data centers in OVHcloud’s worldwide network will be located in the Asia-Pacific region.
Asia Pacific Expansion
The launch in India is a part of OVHcloud’s plans for the Asia Pacific region, which will see the deployment of two more data centers in Australia and Singapore before the end of the current year. The global expansion will give OVHcloud clients access to open, trusted, sovereign, and sustainable cloud solutions that will help them meet their increasing digital needs by expanding the company’s global network of data centers.
Cloud use is still increasing in the Asia-Pacific region despite increased regulatory scrutiny over data sovereignty and environmental issues. In particular for India, cloud-enabled digital transformation is fueling the nation’s digital economy’s accelerated expansion, which is already growing at a rate 2.4 times faster than the overall GDP.
According to Michel Paulin, Chief Executive Officer, OVHcloud, since its Asia Pacific expansion, the region has experienced phenomenal growth in its digital economy. For Paulin, India, Singapore, and Australia remain critical markets that are driving this growth from a business transformation and digital innovation perspective.
“Data sovereignty and sustainability will continue to be key priorities that have to be balanced with rapidly increasing digital needs. We are confident that new data centers will further help OVHcloud’s goal of becoming the cloud provider of choice for customers in the region, enabling them to remain compliant while benefiting from our unique proposition of an open, reversible and sustainable cloud,” added Paulin