Google launches cloud credits for Indian Start-ups 2016.
Pune, India | Red Newswire | Source: ET Bureau | Nov 19 2015 12:51 AM IST.
Aiming to increase its presence in the enterprise sector, Google today announced the launch of two new initiatives, to help Indian start-ups and enterprises. Google plans to offer up to $20,000 each in free credits for Google Cloud services to 1,000 Indian startups starting in 2016, helping start-ups build, deploy and innovate on the web.
Google has also started its initiative for Google Apps, wherein Google will cover the fees of Google Apps for any business locked into an enterprise agreement (EA) with another provider until its contract runs out. Google will also chip in on some of the deployment costs to set companies up with one of the Google for Work Partners.
“With the second largest developer population in the world, India is poised to be home to next generation of global software firms. We are confident that with these new initiatives, we will further bring down the barriers for companies to make the switch to Google Apps,” said Singh, President, Google For Work.
Once the current EA is up, Google says it will offer a simple contract with no additional traps to the companies. The move is aimed at enabling businesses with basic EAs and no dependencies to switch to Google Apps for Work. The software giant estimates that this would potentially unlock savings of up to 70% for these companies.
Google already powers the IT and cloud computing for a range of Indian enterprises from such as Hero Motocorp and Bombay Dyeing, Welspun Group as well as many leading startups in India.