Google Expands its Cloud Services in India with New Infrastructure Push
The Google cloud cluster in Delhi and its environs is the second in the country and eighth in the Asia Pacific region.
FREMONT, CA: Google, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., is expanding its cloud infrastructure in India by opening a second cluster of data centers in and around the capital, New Delhi, to satisfy rising customer demand in a critical growth area to top company executives.
The Google cloud cluster in Delhi and its environs is the second in the country and eighth in the Asia Pacific.
“We've seen tremendous rate of growth for Google cloud services in India, so expanding our footprint in a new cloud region allows us to offer more capacity for growth over many years,” Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, said at a press conference this week ahead of a formal announcement on Thursday.“It's a significant capital and infrastructure investment from us, and it's meant to allow us to seize the growth opportunity that we see.”
The new infrastructure will aid in disaster recovery within India and provide minimal latency for numerous state-owned firms in and around Delhi, according to Kurian.
According to Bikram Singh Bedi, general director of Google Cloud's India branch, India's young startup sector has also aided in driving and accelerating the use of cloud services.For example, local social network ShareChat, online travel company Cleartrip, and private sector lender HDFC Bank are among Google Cloud's India customers.
Google has placed a large bet on India. It invested 4.5 billion dollars in Jio Platforms, the digital arm of Reliance Industries, the oil-to-telecoms behemoth, last year from a rumored 10 billion dollars digitalization fund earmarked for the country.Google said in June that it was forming a relationship with Reliance Jio to assist the country's largest telecom carrier with digital solutions for enterprise and consumer products in advance of the launch of 5G services.