Google’s first cloud platform region in India has gone live in Mumbai, as the battle for public cloud supremacy heats up in the country. It offers several services including computing, big data, storage and networking and customers will be able to pay in Indian Rupees for the services.
“The new region will help customers build applications and store their data, and significantly improve latency for customers and end users in the area,” Google cloud Platform’s product manager Dave Stiver said.
Google’s investment in a local Cloud Region reaffirms Google’s commitment to its customers in the country. The launch of the cloud region which will have three zones also opens up newer opportunities for several new partners who will benefit from building their services on Google Cloud.
The new Mumbai region, joins Singapore, Taiwan, Sydney and Tokyo in Asia Pacific making it easier for customers to build highly available, performant applications using resources across those geographies.
Commenting on the launch, Dave Stiver, product manager, Google Cloud Platform, said, “We are delighted to announce the first GCP region in India. The new region will help customers build applications and store their data, and significantly improve latency for customers and end users in the area. Hosting applications in the new region can improve latency from 20-90 percent for end users in Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, and of course Mumbai, compared to hosting them in the other closest region, Singapore.”