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Google to launch second cloud region in Delhi by 2021

The company launched its first cloud region in Asia’s second-largest market in Mumbai in 2017.

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Tech giant Google is aiming to open its second cloud region in India’s national capital by 2021, which will have three zones to protect against service disruptions. The company launched its first cloud region in Asia’s second-largest market in Mumbai in 2017.

Delhi’s 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, it said.

This additional cloud region is expected to raise Google’s existing network which stands at eight regions in the Asia Pacific and 22 regions globally today, the company said in a statement.

Google cloud regions bring Google Cloud Platform (GCP) services to global organisations in industries like media and entertainment, retail and manufacturing.

“As the company’s customers in India grow and diversify, Google continues to advance and invest in its cloud infrastructure to help regulated industries such as healthcare and financial services, as well as public sector organisations across India achieve their goals,” it said.

GCP regions are the cornerstone of Google’s cloud infrastructure, and they enable customers to “deliver high performing, secure, low latency, cloud-based services to their users, no matter where they are around the world,” it said.

(With input from agencies)