Delhi announced as next Google Cloud Region after Mumbai
On March 5, 2020, Google announced that it will open its next cloud region of India at Delhi by 2021. This is the second cloud region of Google after Mumbai, that was launched in 2017. Google owns 22 cloud regions in Asia Pacific.
Along with Delhi Cloud Region, Google will also open its data centers in Toronto (Canada), Melbourne (Australia) and Doha (Qatar).
What is Google Cloud Region?
The Google Cloud Services are now available in South America, North America, Asia, Europe and Australia. They are regions that stores data. These data storage regions help several companies to store and secure their data.
How is it helpful for India?
India has strict data localization laws. This is because by this, GoI believes that consumer data can be protected in a better way. This way it helps in national security, sovereignty and economic development.The Google Cloud Region hence helps companies to store data locally.
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