Today, Google announced its plans to set up a data center in Mumbai, India in order to expand its cloud services to developers and enterprise organizations in India. The announcement was made at an event in San Francisco.
Google said that the new facility will open in 2017 in response to the increasing demand for Google services in India. The company already provides enterprise solutions in India but has fallen behind AWS and Microsoft in terms of cloud services.
Currently, AWS and Microsoft both have three data centers each in India. AWS also has more than 75,000 cloud customers in India and Microsoft has three data centers offering Azure services from various locations in India.
Google already serves Indian customers such as Wipro, Dainik Bhaskar Group and Ashok Leyland over its cloud platform. They hope that the introduction of their new data center in India will bring lower latency access to cloud services for existing businesses and new organizations.
Google said that the addition would help promote growth among India’s startup community, providing local services to support new companies build, test and deploy their applications.