Delhi among new raft of Google Cloud Platform locations

Google has announced a spate of new regions for its Google Cloud Platform in Delhi, India; Doha, Qatar; Melbourne, Australia; and Toronto, Canada. 

Each region is to consist of three zones, ensuring against service disruption, and add to the existing 22 regions and 67 zones spread across 16 countries.

Google touts the low latency of its regions and, in countries with multiple regions, in-built disaster recovery owing to the multiple locations. Google also stressed the sustainability of its operations, matching all of the energy it uses with a renewable source.

The news dovetails with a previous announcement that further locations are to open in the coming year in Jakarta, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Seoul and Warsaw, as well as the opening of a region in Seoul, South Korea, last month.

SEE ALSO:

The Delhi location brings the emerging Indian market’s region count to two. Amarinder S Dhaliwal, Chief Product Officer of one of Google’s customers, IndiaMART, said: “Buyers and suppliers can already access our marketplace much faster than previously with Google Cloud, and this has a positive impact on customer engagement, time spent and the entire user journey. We are extremely excited about the potential of a second GCP region in India to help us provide an even better experience to the businesses that use IndiaMART.”

Cloud is a renewed focus for Google as it pushes its offering to compete with its fellow $1trn rivals in the shape of Amazon and Microsoft. Recently, Google announced the completion of its acquisition of Big Data firm Looker for $2.6bn. The business intelligence product will be added to Google’s cloud offering as it seeks to close the gap on its rivals, though it has some way to go. In the latest quarterly results released by the companies, Google’s Q4 cloud business revenue reached $2.6bn, while Microsoft’s Q2 cloud revenue was $11.9bn.

Share

Featured Articles

Exec interview: Brook Sims, COO, MAC Diversity Recruiters

Passionate about helping others find their voice, diversity leader and COO Brook Sims talks powerful leadership, diverse teams and being a change agent

Best new books that will make you a better leader

From inspiring CEO memoirs to strategic guides, these new books dish up plenty of principles, strategies, and anecdotes to help you become a better boss

5 Mins With: Jeff Li, founder and CEO of Shoplazza

Named in Fortune China’s 40 under 40 for 2022, former Baidu head Jeff Li is the entrepreneurial founder and CEO of ecommerce platform Shoplazza

Workplace special – the changing nature of the office

Leadership & Strategy

Meet Shanique Bonelli-Moore, DEI leader at Clorox

Sustainability

Forterro CEO Dean Forbes – inspirational leadership

Leadership & Strategy