Google announces second data centre cluster in India

Alphabet’s Google is ramping up cloud infrastructure in India with a second cluster of data centres in and around capital New Delhi to meet increasing customer demands in a key growth market.
Google Cloud at IT trade show
The Google cloud region in Delhi and its outskirts is the U.S. technology giant’s second such piece of infrastructure in the country and the tenth in the Asia Pacific.

The new infrastructure will help provide solutions for problems such as disaster recovery within India and ensure low latency for many state-run enterprises in and around Delhi, Thomas Kurian, CEO at Google Cloud, said.

Google did not say how much it had invested to set up the new cloud facilities.

India’s startup economy has helped drive and accelerate the use of cloud services, said Bikram Singh Bedi, managing director at Google Cloud’s India unit.

Google Cloud counts home-grown social network ShareChat, online travel firm Cleartrip and private sector lender HDFC Bank among its India customers.