Google Cloud strengthens its presence in India with the launch of its second Cloud Region in Delhi NCR
by Shrutee K/DNS
New Delhi, 15 July, 2021: Google Cloud India today announced the launch of its new Cloud region in Delhi NCR to further serve customers and the public sector in India and across Asia-Pacific. Designed to enable both Indian and global companies alike to build highly accessible applications for their customers, the Delhi NCR region is the second Google Cloud region in India and 10th in Asia Pacific.
With this new region, Google Cloud customers operating in India will 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.
Moreover, Delhi NCR region unblocks revenue for multi-region and disaster recovery use cases for customers; and creates a differentiated value proposition for companies in regulated industries with far disaster recovery solutions. Customers will have the ability to establish private connections via Interconnect to utilize the Delhi NCR region with existing partners.
“As we slowly emerge from the crisis of the past 18 months, we are turning our focus to helping Indian businesses accelerate their digital transformation, deepening our commitment to India’s digitization and economic recovery. We’ve been fortunate to partner with and serve people, companies, and government institutions around the world. The Google Cloud region in Delhi NCR will help our customers adapt to new requirements, new opportunities and new ways of working”, said Bikram Singh Bedi, Managing Director, Google Cloud India.
"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.
“Google Cloud provides great technology that enables us to build and scale infrastructure to millions of users, and the new Google Cloud region in Delhi NCR will continue to help more businesses and startups in India access powerful cloud-based infrastructure, products and services,” said Neeraj Singh, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Groww.
Mohit Saxena, Co-founder and Group CTO of Inmobi, said “With the arrival of the Google Cloud Delhi NCR region, 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 our users 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.”
“To survive the disruption caused by the pandemic and to succeed in the long term, organizations need to become digital natives, so they can be more agile, explore new business models and build new capabilities that boost resilience. A cloud-first strategy plays a key role in enabling businesses to do this,” said Piyush N. Singh, Lead - India market unit & lead - Growth and Strategic Client Relationships, Asia Pacific and Latin America, Accenture. “Harnessing the potential of cloud requires the right data infrastructure and this expansion by Google Cloud will undoubtedly help Indian enterprises in their digital transformation journeys.”
A global network of regions
Delhi NCR region has joined the existing 25 Google Cloud regions connected via Google’s high-performance network, helping our customers better serve their users throughout the globe. As the second region in India, customers will benefit from improved business continuity planning with distributed, secure infrastructure needed to meet IT and business requirements for disaster recovery, while maintaining data sovereignty.
Supporting India’s recovery with training and education
Google and Google Cloud will also continue to support its customers with people and education programs. The team is continuing to invest in local talent and the local developer community to help enterprises digitally transform and support economic recovery. Google Cloud has trained thousands of IT specialists in, helping both large enterprises and medium-sized companies get access to experts in cloud technologies.
Helping customers build their transformation clouds
Google Cloud is here to support businesses, helping them get smarter with data, deploy faster, connect more easily with people and customers throughout the globe, and protect everything that matters to their businesses. The cloud region in Delhi NCR offers new technology and tools that can be a catalyst for this change.
About Google Cloud: Google Cloud accelerates organizations’ ability to digitally transform their business with the best infrastructure, platform, industry solutions and expertise. We deliver enterprise-grade solutions that leverage Google’s cutting-edge technology – all on the cleanest cloud in the industry. Customers in more than 200 countries and territories turn to Google Cloud as their trusted partner to enable growth and solve their most critical business problems.