Indian Government Sector Is The Next Big Thing For Google Cloud

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  • Google thinks the time is ripe for the company to now deeply explore the government sector
  • The aim is to help government clients have scalable, agile and secure multi-Cloud experience with built-in AI and ML capabilities

Google that last week disclosed its Cloud business has hit an annual revenue run rate of over $8 billion—quite a worrisome news for its rivals—is now mobilising its efforts to tap into the burgeoning Cloud opportunities in the government sector in India.

The aim is to help government clients have scalable, agile and secure multi-Cloud experience with built-in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) capabilities.

According to Nitin Bawankule, Director, Google Cloud, India, the time is ripe for the company to now deeply explore the government sector as various state governments are moving fast on initiatives like building smart cities, along with plans to move their workloads to a secure on-premise as well as Public Cloud atmosphere.

According to a latest Nasscom report, growing adoption of Big Data analytics, AI/ML and Internet of Things (IoT) is likely to push Cloud market in India to reach $7.1 billion by 2022.

Rapid expansion plan

The Google Cloud Platform (GCP) region went live in India last year. The Cloud region in Mumbai — that uses Google’s core infrastructure, data analytics and AI/ML — offers several services, including compute, Big Data, storage and networking.

Under the leadership of global industry veteran Thomas Kurian, said Bawankule, Google Cloud is bullish on big Indian enterprises, SMBs, unicorns and startups.

Under Kurian, Google Cloud is on an acquisition spree and has just bought Elastifile, a provider of scalable enterprise storage for the Cloud. Google has also announced to acquire data analytics company Looker for $2.6 billion.

Baishakhi Dutta

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