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Security is bedrock of our cloud offering: Google

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Tech giant today said security is the "bedrock" of its cloud services, which have seen significant adoption by enterprises in over the last few months.

Google's cloud region in - which comprises three data centres - went live in in November last year and offers services like Big Data, and competes with the likes of and in this space.

"...especially here in India, the of what we are offering is around security, making sure that we provide the highest levels of security and operational excellence for companies to be able to run successful and scalable businesses," Cloud Asia-Pacific Managing told reporters here.

He added that the company is witnessing strong growth in demand from across customer segments, right from startups and small and medium businesses (SMBs), to the largest enterprises in

Google's cloud customers in India include Ashok Leyland,, Hero MotoCorp,, Quikr, Yaatra, SBI Cards, Hike Messenger, and ShareChat, among others.

Talking about focus on ensuring that data on cloud stays protected, Harshman said "security is always top of the mind for companies".

"We take it (security) extremely seriously... When we design a product/service, security is inherently built into it," he asserted and pointed out that globally, the US-based company has over 1,000 security engineers working on Google Cloud.

Miles Ward, director, Solutions Google Cloud,

said: "Our businesses cease to exist if we violate customers' trust. So we have to be responsible for customers' data."

There has been a growing concern around data security globally, especially after the data breach incident at giant where personal information of over 87 million individuals was harvested by firm

Many countries, including India, are in the process of strengthening data protection framework in the face of exponential growth in data that has brought with it challenges around cyber security.

In India, a high-powered committee chaired by Justice B N Srikrishna (former judge) is already working on a and is expected to finalise its views this month.

Asked if Google was concerned about such proposed regulations, Harshman said: "We need to be aware of what governments are potentially proposing and if there is need of any potential changes, we will evaluate that".

Google has cloud regions across locations like Oregon, (US), Montreal, London, Frankfurt, Finland, Singapore, and Tokyo, among others.

The company is also training people on new-age technologies like (AI) and (ML) in the cloud era of

"We have collaborated with to offer a series of on-demand training offerings for Google Cloud platform. As part of this, we are launching a new course- with TensorFlow on Google Cloud platform," he said.

Besides, Google has launched a new certification for Cloud engineers.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 18:15 IST