ServiceNow opens data centres in Mumbai and Bangalore
Bangalore: ServiceNow opens two data centre facilities in Mumbai and Bangalore with the aim to help Indian customers meet local data residency preferences.
“India is a top growth market for ServiceNow and we are seeing larger local organisations partnering with us to benefit from the power of our platform to drive their digital transformation needs,” said Arun Balasubramanian, ServiceNow MD – India and SAARC.
India’s data protection and sovereignty norms
“ServiceNow is committed to managing data locally and meeting India’s data protection and sovereignty standards,” commented Balasubramanian on the launch of two data centres in India.
“The new data centres enable even more financial services, technology and other regulated verticals to reap the benefits of ServiceNow’s single, unifying platform for digital business,” added Balasubramanian.
Mike Lents, ServiceNow SVP – Global Cloud Services, said that the new data centres are large sites for ServiceNow with full network and capacity, to deliver performance at scale and increased sustainability.
Data centre and sustainability professionals
“ServiceNow has certified Data Centre Sustainability Professionals (CDCSP) serving our customers and partners in every region we operate, including the Asia Pacific,” said Lents.
With forecasts for the India data centre market to grow more than 15% through to 2027, ServiceNow invested in the new data centre locations with sustainability top of mind.
“These data centres give ServiceNow’s customers and partners a sustainable way to responsibly source cloud data hosting in India and contribute positively to their own ESG commitments,” said Lents.
To train 18,000 professionals in India by 2022 end
By end of 2022, the company plans to train and certify 18,000 people in India. These professionals along with partners and customers will help to meet the burgeoning demand for ServiceNow product specialists.
“As more companies take bold steps to leverage ServiceNow’s innovative digital solutions to modernise their business and better serve customers and employees, more experts are needed to help them with integration,” said Balasubramanian.
“The skills drive supplements existing NextGen and Partner Training and Certification programs, enabling thousands of Indian workers the opportunity to build rewarding careers within our fast-growing ecosystem,” added Balasubramanian.