March 5, 2020
The Delhi region improves India’s access to a global network of 22 regions, across 16 countries
Users in the region will benefit from efficient low latency, zero emissions, cloud-based services
It aids disaster recovery in critical Google applications, addressing business continuity concerns
Entities in India to benefit from commercial, healthcare, and financial sector investment in cloud
Google has announced the opening of its second Google Cloud Platform (GCP) region in India, to be established in Delhi by 2021, according to an official company statement. Accompanying Mumbai, the new region furthers India’s engagement with a robust cloud infrastructure, comprising a global network of 22 regions, spread across 16 countries, designed to deliver efficient low latency, zero emissions, cloud-based services to users around the world.
Each GCP region is designed with three separate zones as protection against service disruptions, offering a portfolio of high-value cloud products and lower latency to local users. Through the new regions in Delhi, Melbourne, and Toronto, each city will be equipped with high-end cloud-based resources capable of in-country disaster recovery in critical Google applications, which effectively addresses continuity concerns for businesses. In addition, investment into data privacy, transparency, and security through these regions will provide users with more control of their data, while a focus on sustainability ensures the leveraging of renewable energy so cloud users can achieve net-zero carbon emissions.
The company also acknowledged the potential of India’s growing market with plans to invest in improving cloud infrastructure for commercial, healthcare, and financial services, providing a boost to both private and public sector organisations across India.
Advancements in cloud computing within India’s IT sector have enabled the creation of valuable opportunities, as investment yields better innovation, resource allocation, and expansion into new markets. By the end of 2018, Nasscom valued the global cloud market at US$190 billion, of which India’s contribution was already at US$2.5 billion and steadily rising. While the compound annual growth rate of the global cloud market is estimated at 16.5 per cent by 2022, the sector in India is expected to grow by 30 per cent in the same period, touching US$7.2 billion.