Google’s India cloud data center to open before the end of 2017
Company predicts the facility and its cloud services will help spur a whole of economic activity across a lot of startups, partner organisations.
Google (Nasdaq: GOOGL) has said it is on schedule to open its Indian data centre before the end of 2017 as the American technology giant seeks to expand its market share within the APAC region.
The facility, to be located in Mumbai, will be the company’s first in India and the fifth in Asia after Singapore, Tokyo, Sydney and Taiwan.
The company’s commitment to open the Mumbai site this year was reinforced by Mohit Pande, Google Cloud’s India county manager during the company’s Cloud Summit hosted in India this week.
He said: “We believe that the India cloud centre will spur a whole of economic activity across a lot of startups, partner organisations.
“We see huge potential in India. Cloud centre in India will allow us to deliver a slew of cloud services like storage, networking and data services out of our Mumbai cloud region.
“With the India region coming up, we believe our ability to work with the government, industries and other partners will also go up.”
Google operates today 16 cloud regions with data centres in four European locations, three in Asia, eight in North America, and one region in South America.
The company also has laid out expansion plans which include the addition of several other data centres to its infrastructure, including sites in Northern Virginia, São Paulo, Finland, Frankfurt, Singapore, and Sydney.