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New Delhi, NFAPost: Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai on Thursday announced a second cloud region in India at Delhi NCR to spur massive digital transformation happening in the country.

Speaking at the event, Sundar Pichai said Google is committed to helping India in its digitisation journey. “The second region will help in this great journey,” he said.

Sundar Pichai also highlighted the fact that Google as a company is committed to helping India and its evident in its support to fight against Covid-19 pandemic by giving financial support of Rs 270 crore.

“Our engagement with India is a continuous journey. We have committed already Rs 75,000 crore Google for India digitisation fund. This is also along with investment in Reliance and cooperation for 5G roll out,” said Pichai.

Google launched the Mumbai region in 2017. The company last year announced plans to open its second Cloud region in India — in Delhi-NCR — and help regulated industries such as healthcare and financial services, as well as public sector organisations across the country achieve their cloud goal.

As the company’s customers in India grow and diversify, Google cloud regions bring Google Cloud Platform (GCP) services to organisations in industries like media and entertainment, retail and manufacturing.

The new region will also include a portfolio of key GCP products, offer lower latency to nearby users, and, when combined with the existing region in Mumbai, enable geographically separate in-country disaster recovery for the customers’ mission-critical applications.

With this new region, Google Cloud customers operating in India will benefit from low latency and high performance of their cloud-based workloads and data. Designed for high availability, the region opens with three availability zones to protect against service disruptions, and offers a portfolio of key products, including Compute Engine, App Engine, Google Kubernetes Engine, Cloud Bigtable, Cloud Spanner, and BigQuery.

Moreover, Delhi NCR region unblocks revenue for multi-region and disaster recovery use cases for customers; and creates a differentiated value proposition for companies in regulated industries with far disaster recovery solutions. Customers will have the ability to establish private connections via Interconnect to utilize the Delhi NCR region with existing partners.

Speaking at the launch event, Google Cloud India Managing Director Bikram Singh Bedi said as India slowly emerge from the crisis of the past 18 months, Google Cloud is turning its focus to helping Indian businesses accelerate their digital transformation, deepening our commitment to India’s digitisation and economic recovery.

“We’ve been fortunate to partner with and serve people, companies, and government institutions around the world. The Google Cloud region in Delhi NCR will help our customers adapt to new requirements, new opportunities and new ways of working”, said Bikram Singh Bedi.

A global network of regions

Delhi NCR region has joined the existing 25 Google Cloud regions connected via Google’s high-performance network, helping our customers better serve their users throughout the globe. As the second region in India, customers will benefit from improved business continuity planning with distributed, secure infrastructure needed to meet IT and business requirements for disaster recovery, while maintaining data sovereignty.

Supporting India’s recovery with training and education
Google and Google Cloud will also continue to support its customers with people and education programs. The team is continuing to invest in local talent and the local developer community to help enterprises digitally transform and support economic recovery. Google Cloud has trained thousands of IT specialists in, helping both large enterprises and medium-sized companies get access to experts in cloud technologies.

Helping customers build their transformation clouds

Google Cloud is here to support businesses, helping them get smarter with data, deploy faster, connect more easily with people and customers throughout the globe, and protect everything that matters to their businesses. The cloud region in Delhi NCR offers new technology and tools that can be a catalyst for this change.

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