Google goes for verticals, scale in APAC cloud push

Cloud vendor has identified health and life sciences as well as retail amongst key growth sectors and is looking to triple its headcount in the Asia-Pacific region over the next 18 months. With the cloud market heating up in Asia-Pacific, Google is looking to win customers by focusing on key verticals and developing services specifically for these sectors.

The US tech giant also is looking to further expand its datacentre footprint as well as grow its headcount in the region, where it aims to triple its workforce. Google currently operates seven cloud regions in Asia-Pacific, including Singapore, Mumbai, Tokyo, and Sydney, and will be adding Jakarta and Seoul to the list within the next year. Globally, it runs 20 cloud regions. Source

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