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Google opens first India data centre; aims to take on Amazon & Microsoft

Google says the data and applications hosted at its new data centre will help reduce latency

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Google, the information technology giant, opened its first data centre in India on Wednesday, offering customers the ability to host applications and store data locally. This is part of its effort to compete with global rivals Amazon and Microsoft in this country's fast-growing cloud services space. Located in Mumbai, Google says the data and applications hosted at its new data centre will help reduce latency (the term in a computer network for the time it takes for a packet of data to get from one designated point to another) by 20-90 per cent for end-users in Mumbai, ...