THE SECOND GOOGLE CLOUD REGION IN INDIA
Google Cloud has just announced the opening of its new cloud region in Delhi National Capital Region (NCR), India, expected to serve customers and the public sector in the country and across Asia Pacific.
The new Delhi cloud region opens with three availability zones (or separated data centers), offering a portfolio of Google Cloud products, including Compute Engine, App Engine, Google Kubernetes Engine, Cloud Bigtable, Cloud Spanner, and BigQuery.
“Navigating this past year has been a challenge for companies as they grapple with changing customers demands and economic uncertainty,” said Bikram SIngh Bedi, Managing Director, Google Cloud India.
“Technology has played a critical role, and we’ve been fortunate to partner with and serve people, companies, and government institutions around the world to help them adapt. The Google Cloud region in Delhi NCR will help our customers adapt to new requirements, new opportunities and new ways of working, like we’ve helped so many companies do in the region.”
Google Cloud launched its first Indian region in 2017, located in Mumbai. The Mumbai cloud region, asia-south1, joined the company’s other Asia regions in Singapore, Taiwan, Sydney and Tokyo. The Delhi cloud region is now the second Google Cloud region in India and the tenth to open in Asia Pacific. The new region now joins 25 existing Google Cloud regions across the globe.
India has been experiencing a significant growth in data center infrastructure investments, this includes the just-announced joint venture between Digital Realty and Brookfield Infrastructure L.P which is aimed at developing and operating data centers in India.
Less than two weeks ago, Ascendas announced it plans to build a 90MW data center campus in India, Its first data center in the country. For this project, Ascendas plans to invest an estimated INR 12 billion (US$162 million) to develop and operate phase one of the facility which will deliver an area of about 325,000 square feet.
In June, ST Telemedia Global Data Centres also announced the development for phase-1 of a new data center facility, STT Noida DC-1, sited in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India. Phase 1 of this facility is expected to offer up to 18MW of critical IT load capacity, and with a planned investment of up to INR 1100 crore (approximately US$150 million).