Google’s first Indian datacenter for cloud services to launch in Mumbai in 3 months

Google's first Indian datacenter for cloud services to launch in Mumbai in 3 months
Once live, Indian enterprises will be able to take advantage of a host of cloud services like computing, big data, storage and networking (Representational Image)

Indian enterprises will soon be able to leverage the unique benefits offered by the Google Cloud Platform services as the company confirmed its plans of launching the Google Cloud India in Mumbai before the end of this year.

“We know that our customers need flexible and responsive relationships with their technology providers. To enable this for our customers in India and across the world, we have made several investments in strengthening our cloud partnerships,” Google Cloud MD Asia Pacific Rick Harshman said on Tuesday.

Over the past few years, we have announced a number of global partners, including Accenture, Citrix, Deloitte, Intel, Intuit, Nutanix, Pivotal, PwC, RedHat and SAP, among many others, to help enterprises innovate faster, scale smarter, and stay secure, he said.

Harshman was speaking at the Google Cloud Summit- titled “Transforming Indian businesses with Google Cloud” in Bengaluru.

Stating that he is excited with the growth in the local partner ecosystem in India, Harshman said with an increasing number of partners already engaged on Google Cloud, the India partner ecosystem for Google Cloud is growing at an incredible pace.

“With the Google Cloud India region going live in Mumbai before the end of this year, enterprises in India will soon be able to take advantage of the high speeds, low latency and performance benefits uniquely offered by our Google Cloud Platform services. When live, the region will offer several services including computing, big data, storage and networking,” he said.

Highlighting that as more and more companies take advantage of what cloud computing, data analytics and machine learning can do for their businesses, the gap between the knowledge needed to move to the cloud and the demand for such skills has grown.

To address this need, the company has collaborated with leading global online education platform Coursera to launch a series of on-demand Google Cloud Platform training offerings, Harshman added.

The India launch may help the Silicon Valley giant, who is facing stiff competition from rivals Amazon (AWS) and Microsoft (Azure), gain a foothold in one of the largest and fastest growing markets in the globe.

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