NEW DELHI, July 15 (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google (GOOGL.O) is strengthening its cloud infrastructure in India with a second cluster of data centers in and around the capital New Delhi to meet growing customer demands on a key growth market executives said.
Google’s cloud region in Delhi and its outskirts is the US tech giant’s second such infrastructure in the country and tenth in the Asia-Pacific region.
âWe have seen tremendous growth in demand for Google’s cloud services in India, so expanding our footprint into a new cloud region gives us the opportunity to deliver more growth capacity over many years,â said Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, at a press conference. this week before an official announcement Thursday. “This is a significant commitment on our part in capital and infrastructure investments and it is designed to enable us to seize the opportunity we see around growth.”
The new infrastructure will help provide solutions to issues such as disaster recovery in India and ensure low latency for many state-owned enterprises in Delhi and the surrounding areas, Kurian added.
Google did not say how much it had invested to set up the new cloud facilities.
India’s burgeoning startup economy has also helped boost and accelerate the uptake of cloud services, said Bikram Singh Bedi, general manager of Google Cloud’s India unit.
Google Cloud counts local social network ShareChat, online travel company Cleartrip and private sector lender HDFC Bank (HDBK.NS) among its Indian clients.
Google has bet big on India. Last year, it invested $ 4.5 billion in Jio Platforms, the digital unit of oil conglomerate Reliance Industries (RELI.NS), from a $ 10 billion digitization fund destined for the country.
In June, Google announced that it was partnering with Jio to help India’s largest wireless operator with technology solutions for businesses and consumers ahead of the launch of 5G services. Read more
Report by Sankalp Phartiyal. Editing by Gerry Doyle
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