New Delhi: 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 mobilizing its efforts to tap into the burgeoning Cloud opportunities in the government sector in India.
The aim is clear: 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.
“We are working closely with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) to achieve the full Cloud Service Provider (CSP) empanelment. The idea is to help State Governments have a secure experience with Cloud, along with utilizing New-Age AI/ML capabilities,” Bawankule told IANS during an interaction.
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. (IANS)