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Google Cloud Platform Enters The Indian Subcontinent

Google announced the availability of its cloud platform in Mumbai, one of the first regions in India. The new region has three zones for higher availability and redundancy. This move officially marks the entry of Google Cloud Platform into the Indian subcontinent.

The Mumbai region joins Taipei and Singapore that are already available for Asia Pacific customers. Starting today, customers can launch resources in ap-south1 region that comes with three independent zones – ap-south1-a, ap-south1-b and ap-south1-c. Google claims that the new region will significantly reduce the latency for end users in Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Mumbai cities.

Even before launching dedicated region in Mumbai, Google had three Points of Presence (PoP) covering north, west, and southern part of India. These PoP locations serve as the edge locations for content delivery and network routing. Google has partnered with GPX and Tata Communications to offer dedicated interconnect and peering for enterprise data centers. This partnership enables customers to sign up for a dedicated, private network connecting their facility with the GCP Mumbai region. GCP users in India can now pay bills in the local currency.

Google made some of the most essential services of GCP available in the Mumbai region. Customers can deploy applications in PaaS (App Engine), IaaS (Compute Engine) and CaaS (Container Engine) while consuming object storage (Cloud Storage) and block storage (Persistent Disk). Core networking services including DNS, load balancer, VPN and virtual networking are available as well.

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Janakiram MSV heads the Cloud Infrastructure Services at Aditi Technologies. He was the founder and CTO of Get Cloud Ready Consulting, a niche Cloud Migration and Cloud Operations firm that recently got acquired by Aditi Technologies. In his current role, he leads a highly talented engineering team that focuses on migrating and managing applications deployed on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.
Janakiram is an industry analyst with deep understanding of Cloud services. Through his speaking, writing and analysis, he helps businesses take advantage of the emerging technologies. He leverages his experience of engaging with the industry in developing informative and practical research, analysis and authoritative content to inform, influence and guide decision makers. He analyzes market trends, new products / features, announcements, industry happenings and the impact of executive transitions.
Janakiram is one of the first few Microsoft Certified Professionals on Windows Azure in India. Demystifying The Cloud, an eBook authored by Janakiram is downloaded more than 100,000 times within the first few months. He is the Chief Editor of a popular portal on Cloud called www.CloudStory.in that covers the latest trends in Cloud Computing. Janakiram is an analyst with the GigaOM Pro analyst network where he analyzes the Cloud Services landscape. He is a guest faculty at the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) where he teaches Big Data and Cloud Computing to students enrolled for the Masters course. As a passionate speaker, he has chaired the Cloud Computing track at premier events in India.
He has been the keynote speaker at many premier conferences, and his seminars are attended by thousands of architects, developers and IT professionals. His sessions are rated among the best in every conference he participates.
Janakiram has worked at the world-class product companies including Microsoft Corporation, Amazon Web Services and Alcatel-Lucent. Joining as the first employee of Amazon Web Services in India, he was the AWS Technology Evangelist. Prior to that, Janakiram spent 10 years at Microsoft Corporation where he was involved in selling, marketing and evangelizing the Microsoft Application Platform and Tools.