ServiceNow, a US software company, has launched two local data centre facilities in Mumbai and Bangalore, strengthening its commitment to helping Indian customers embrace innovative digital solutions and 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 Managing Director India & SAARC.
"ServiceNow is committed to managing data locally and meeting India's data protection and sovereignty standards. 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,” he added.
Mike Lents, Senior Vice President Global Cloud Services at ServiceNow, said that the new data centres are large sites for ServiceNow with full network and capacity, to deliver performance at scale and increased sustainability. "ServiceNow has certified Data Centre Sustainability Professionals (CDCSP®) serving our customers and partners in every region we operate, including Asia Pacific."
ServiceNow’s new data centre location investments focus on sustainability
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 a focus on sustainability.
"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.
ServiceNow also announced that a total of 18,000 people will be trained and certified in India by the end of 2022, together with partners and customers, 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.
He added that "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."