Google has opened its first Google Cloud Platform (GCP) region in Mumbai which will provide a range of services including Big Data, storage and networking. Indian customers can buy this platform in Indian currency.
“We are delighted to announce the first GCP region in India. The new region will help customers build applications and store their data, and significantly improve latency for customers and end users in the area,” said Dave Stiver, Product Manager, Google Cloud Platform.
The Mumbai office will provide all the services, including compute, big data, storage and networking.The Cloud region will have three zones. Google already has GCPs in Singapore, Taiwan, Sydney and Tokyo in the Asia-Pacific region.
“Hosting applications in the new region can improve latency from 20-90 per cent for end users in Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and, of course, Mumbai, compared to hosting them in the other closest region, Singapore,” Stiver added.
“GCP gave us a low latency network and the ability to optimise costs further with custom machine types. The new India region will help us bring our service even closer to Indian consumers,” said Manish Verma, Chief Technology Officer, Hungama.