Techology giant Google has announced that, google cloud India centre will become operational in Mumbai by the end of 2017. “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.
Mumbai will be the company’s fifth cloud centre in the Asia-Pacific region with Singapore, Taiwan, Tokyo and Sydney being the others. The Mumbai unit will also have its first storage facility in the country. This comes when the Indian government is working on a data protection law which could force global and local internet firms to store user data within the country’s geographic boundaries.
Hike Messenger, the home-grown Indian messaging platform, runs its entire messaging application and network, as well as all front-end traffic, on Google Cloud. Hike users share more than a billion messages each day and 40 billion messages a month.
“Our mission is very simple, Internet for every Indian,” said Google’s vice-president for South-East Asia and India Rajan Anandan, during the keynote address at the Google Cloud Summit. “Whether it is a small sari shop owner in Chandni Chowk or a web developer working from home, access to the Internet is the foundation,” he said.
With more than one billion end users, Google Cloud has gained traction in India and across the world.
Airbus, Coca Cola, Colgate and Philips are some of the global companies that are running on Google Cloud.
Google also has partnerships with Indian companies such as Ashok Leyland, Goibibo, Reliance Entertainment – Digital, Royal Enfield, Air Vistara, Tata Sky among others who use Google Cloud as their technology platform.
The Google Cloud Platform takes the infrastructure, machine learning and networking services used to power Google services and makes them available to businesses and developers to build high performance applications and data analysis.