Google will set up by 2021 a Google Cloud Region in Delhi, its second such location in India since it opened the Mumbai Cloud Region in 2017.
The new cloud region will expand Google’s existing network which currently stands at eight regions in the Asia Pacific and 22 regions globally, the Alphabet Inc.-controlled search engine said in a statement.
Google Cloud Regions bring Google Cloud Platform services to global organisations in industries like media and entertainment, retail and manufacturing.
“As the company’s customers in India grow and diversify, Google continues to advance and invest in its cloud infrastructure to help regulated industries such as healthcare and financial services, as well as public sector organisations across India achieve their goals,” it said.
Google Cloud Platform regions are the cornerstone of Google’s cloud-computing infrastructure, and they enable customers to “deliver high performing, secure, low latency, cloud-based services to their users, no matter where they are around the world,” it said.
Projected to launch in 2021, the Delhi Cloud Region will have three zones to protect against service disruptions.
The region will also include a portfolio of key Google Cloud Platform products, offer lower latency to nearby users and, when combined with the existing region in Mumbai, enable geographically separate in-country disaster recovery for the customers’ mission-critical applications, it said.