The move is expected to help the American company catch up with bigger rivals Microsoft and Amazon Web Services in the cloud marketplace in the country.
Setting up of a local data centre within India will also help the company cater to a larger number of customers, especially in government or financial services sectors that often have regulations that do not permit data to be transmitted outside the country. Brian Stevens, Vice President of Google Cloud said that by expanding to new regions, Google will be able to deliver better performance to customers. "In fact, our recent expansion in Oregon resulted in up to 80 per cent improvement in latency for customers. We look forward to welcoming customers to our new Cloud Regions as they become publicly available throughout 2017," he added. The company has announced locations of seven new Google Cloud Regions -- Singapore, Sydney, Northern Virginia, S o Paulo, London, Finland and Frankfurt -- that will come online through 2017, like the one in Mumbai.
Google has also rebranded its 'Google Apps for Work' as 'G Suite' that will comprise apps like Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Hangouts, and others that are designed for workplaces.