Search giant Google is gearing to open a new Google Cloud Region in the city of dreams Mumbai. Expected to go live by the year 2017, Google made the announcement at an event today in San Francisco called Horizon.

The event also saw Google’s parent company Alphabet announcing about its plan of re-branding its business-to-business based Cloud services as Google Cloud.

The tech giant also unveiled the new G Suite, which was earlier known by the name Google Apps for Work. Aimed at increasing real-time collaboration between employees in a company, G Suite includes Hangouts, Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Docs, and more.

According to Google, it decided to set the new Google Cloud Region in Mumbai because it is quite hopeful that the local region will help the tech giant in making its services available to the Indian customers faster than ever. “By expanding to new regions, we deliver higher performance to customers. In fact, our recent expansion in Oregon resulted in up to 80% improvement in latency for customers. We look forward to welcoming customers to our new Cloud Regions as they become publicly available throughout 2017,” said Brian Stevens, Vice President, Google Cloud at the Horizon.

Mumbai’s India Cloud Region will be offering Google Cloud Platform services to Indian enterprise customers and developers. The giant has been pushing to make an identity of its own in the cloud space for quite some time. According to data, Google Cloud reportedly already have more than one billion end users in its kitty.

Some of the famous companies making use of Google’s Cloud Platform include names like Evernote, Snap Inc, Telus International, and Niantic Labs. Closer home, big brands like Ashok Leyland, Mahindra & Mahindra’s Smartshift, Dainik Bhaskar Group and Wipro are availing the platform’s services.

Google Cloud Platform will be making full use of the tech giant’s machine learning, networking and infrastructure services that are used to power the search giant’s services.

It is certainly a good news for India that giants like Google are more and more considering India as a business favourable place.

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