Google’s first data centre in India by March 2017
Q. Which search engine major will set up its first India data centre by 2017?- Published on 03 Oct 16
Google will set up its first India data centre in Mumbai by 2017.
- It aims to take on global competitors such as Amazon and Microsoft who have a presence in the nation
- The search engine also plans for local customers to host their applications on their internet via this data centre
- Google controls majority market share in India in search, email and smartphones through its Android operating system
- It has significant offerings in enterprise applications such as mail and other services, but lags behind in cloud business
- Amazon currently has three data centres in Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi with over 750,000 customers including Ola, TATA Motors and NDTV on its cloud
- Microsoft in 2015, set up three data centres in India offering Azure cloud to local clients
- Google, which already hosts applications of its Indian customers such as Wipro, Ashok Leyland, Smartshift by Mahindra & Mahindra, Dainik Bhaskar Group and INshorts.com on its global cloud platform, expects a India presence to service local customers faster.
- Google calls it data centre Cloud Region.
- The Google Cloud Platform has taken infrastructure, machine learning and networking services use to power Google services and make them available to businesses and developers with high performance app and data analysis at a low cost
- India’s startup community continues to grow and cloud platform provides a base for deploying and testing apps