In line with Google’s efforts to be an active partner in the digital transformation in India, Google Cloud announced its empanelment by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). This empanelment enables the Indian Public Sector, including government agencies at the Centre and State levels, and PSUs in sectors such as Power, BFSI, Transportation, Oil & Gas, Public Finance, and others, to deploy on Google Cloud.
Last year, Google Cloud announced the Delhi NCR Cloud Region in India, to support customers and the public sector in India and across Asia Pacific. The cloud regions in India will provide cutting-edge tools and technology that will serve as a catalyst for this transition.
Google Cloud collaborates with the open-source community to develop technologies like Kubernetes and rolls these out as managed services. In doing so, organizations get maximum choice, increase the longevity and survivability of their IT investments, and gain access to the most innovative technologies—all while insulating themselves from managing open-source projects. Openness and interoperability empowers faster innovation, tighter security, and freedom from vendor lock-in, in the era of distributed cloud.
Commenting on the empanelment, Bikram Singh Bedi, Managing Director Google Cloud India Region said, “India is a strategic and important market for us and we continue to grow and invest in the success of our customers here. We are proud and believe the empanelment of Google Cloud by MeitY will play a critical role in applying cloud technology to solve complex problems for government organizations.”
Google Cloud has a strong history of collaborating and working with the government across the world. Google Cloud products and services address the unique needs of public sector requirements of migrating critical workloads to cloud through a dedicated sales force, partner ecosystem and services to bring required solutions to the government. India Cloud region will help public sector customers use advanced cybersecurity products to protect their users, applications, and data from growing cyber threats.
Achieving operational and technical consistency across multiple cloud environments is a challenge for organizations. Google Cloud’s open cloud approach can help address executive and policymaker concerns. For organizations of all sizes and complexity, open cloud ensures development and operational consistency across environments, as well as effective management of infrastructure, apps, and data across the organization. Google’s open cloud approach brings Google Cloud services to different physical locations such as on-premises data centers, other public clouds and edge locations.
Google’s trusted cloud provides unique tools, detailed guidance, and best practices to reduce customer risk from day one. It protects data, applications, and infrastructure, and customers, from fraudulent activity, spam, and abuse. It protects the data against threats, using the same infrastructure foundation and security services we use for our own operations, ensuring organizations never have to trade-off between ease of use and advanced security. With our networking, data storage and compute services, Google Cloud encrypts data at-rest and in-transit. It offers the ability to encrypt data-in use, while it’s being processed in customer VM and container workloads, and our advanced security tools support compliance and data confidentiality that require minimal operational overhead.
Google Public Sector will play a critical role in applying cloud technology to solve complex problems for state, and local governments, educational, healthcare, financial among other institutions. The empanelment by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) will help Google Cloud expand its services to the Indian Government now and in the future.