During the Horizon 2016 event in San Francisco, Google announced that it will open a new Google Cloud Region in Mumbai in early 2017. According to the company, the new cloud region will cater to the requirements of Indian developers and enterprise customers who make use of Google Cloud Platform services.
Responding to media after the announcement, Brian Stevens, Vice President, Google Cloud revealed that by expanding to new regions, the company is planning to deliver higher performance to customers. He said that the recent expansion in Oregon resulted in up to 80% improvement in latency for customers. He expressed confidence that the same thing will happen to India based customers routing via Mumbai region.
New Google cloud region shows commitment of the company
According to industry analysts, the recent move by the search engine giant to establish a regional cloud center reaffirms the commitment of the company to its customers in the country. The local region enables users to work with Google Cloud Platform services in a faster way. This will enhance differentiators that are already motivating companies to choose Google as their partner.
Google launched G Suite
In addition to the new Google Cloud Region, the company also unveiled G Suite. Dubbed previously as Google Apps for Work, G Suite comprises of a wide range of intelligent apps such as Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Hangouts, and more. They are designed to bring people together with real-time collaboration built in from the beginning.
Some of the large-scale customers who have availed the services of Google Cloud are Snap Inc (formerly SnapChat), Niantic Labs (Pokemon Go), Telus International, Evernote, Wipro, Ashok Leyland, Mahindra & Mahindra and Dainik Bhaskar Group. In fact, the app-based news aggregator, INshorts.com are extensively making use of the cloud platform.