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Google expects its India Cloud Centre in Mumbai to be operational by the end of 2017

The fifth cloud centre of the company in the Asia-Pacific region is expected to help supercharge economy in the country.

According to a top ranking official from technology behemoth Google, the company’s India cloud centre is going to become operational in Mumbai, by the end of the current year.

Mohit Pande, Country Manager, India, Google Cloud, said that the launch of the India cloud centre is expected to help improve economic activity in the country, involving a host of startups and partner organisations. He added that in the face of the immense potential that India has, the Cloud centre in Mumbai would allow the company to provide a range of cloud based offerings, such as storage, networking, and data services, and also work more efficiently with the government, other industries, and partners.

The India Cloud centre would also let organisations and enterprises utilise the high speeds, low latency, and performance benefits that Google Cloud Platform services offers. With the rising need for customer-provider relationships in the technology domain to be more effective and versatile, Google has been steadily investing in stronger cloud partnerships in India, as well as the rest of the world, said Google Cloud MD, Asia Pacific, Rick Harshman.

Officials from Google, however, refused to comment or share any details regarding the said investments, the ones being made in the India cloud centre, or its operations. After Singapore, Taiwan, Tokyo and Sydney, the Mumbai cloud centre will be the company’s fifth one in the Asia-Pacific region.

Pande further added that while only 10 percent of the global workload exists on cloud, Google Cloud stands apart from other cloud service providers because of its offerings in machine learning and Artificial Intelligence. Its existing user base of more than one billion is constantly increasing, and has helped the company gain momentum all over the world.

Several companies including Coca Cola, Colgate, Philips, and more use Google Cloud for their operations and services. Additionally, the tech giant has already partnered with a number of Indian companies like Goibibo, Royal Enfield, Reliance Entertainment – Digital, Ashok Leyland, Tata Sky and others, who use Google Cloud as their technology platform. The Google Cloud Platform enables businesses and developers to build high-performance applications and conduct extensive data analysis by making several of its services like machine learning, infrastructure, and networking available to them.

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