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Cloud driving the present Datacenter Market

The digital universe is doubling in size every two years, and by 2020 the digital universe – the data we create and copy annually – will reach 44 zettabytes, or 44 trillion gigabytes. There will be an increasing need for datacenter and cloud resources from both the business and consumer service perspective that will lead to the development of large-scale public cloud datacenters.

Cloud computing is a typical model in which companies pay for information technology (IT) resources such as servers, storage and software on a pay-per-use basis rather than upfront payment. The resources are generally available over a network, primarily the internet, via cloud datacenters. The public cloud services market in India is to grow to $1.9 billion in revenue and the market will reach $4.1 billion in 2020. The cloud infrastructure services revenue in Q2 2017 was $11 billion.

The major datacenter companies at present are AWS, Microsoft, IBM, Google, Sify and CtrlS.

According to an IDC study, the amount of digital information created annually will grow by a factor of 50 from 2010 to 2020 to 40,000 Exabytes or 40 trillion Gigabytes. Data is the new oil of today as businesses are harnessing it.   

As per 451 Research, the cloud computing as-a-service sector in India will continue to grow in coming years. The report also highlights that India’s colocation and managed hosting services market would surpass $ 2 billion in revenue by 2019 from $ 1.3 billion in 2016.

Another major finding of the report is that 84 percent of India’s datacenter supply is presently concentrated in five cities, namely Mumbai, Chennai, New Delhi, Bangalore and Pune.  

Datacenter integrates different technologies such as cabling, matching capacity to traffic and making sure that the whole system performs reliably, creating a set of complex tasks.     

Captive V/s Hosted Datacenter
India is undergoing a digital transformation currently and this is creating an opportunity for the datacenter space as humongous amount of data is being generated. Different organizations either have their own in-house datacenters and run them as captive units or outsource them to specialist player who is known as hosted datacenter. Many captive datacenters may not be properly equipped to meet the massive demands of high-density computing platform. So this in turn is generating scope for hosted datacenters. 


The digital universe is doubling in size every two years, and by 2020 the digital universe – the data we create and copy annually – will reach 44 zettabytes, or 44 trillion gigabytes. There will be a growth forecast for with the increasing need for data center and cloud resources from both the business and consumer service perspective has led to the development of large-scale public cloud data centers.

The future is hyperscale data centers and it will grow exponentially to 700 by 2021 across the globe. Hyperscale cloud operators are increasingly dominating the cloud landscape. With this over two-thirds of data centers will have to adopt SDN either fully or in a partial deployment by 2021.

“India’s datacenter market is currently underserved with the requirement for energy-efficient facilities increasing every year. There is a need to enhance the existing datacenters and we see this space as one of the fastest-growing infrastructure markets in the coming years. There is massive generation of data and many captive datacenters may be unequipped to handle the demands of modern high-density computing platforms. The Indian government’s ambitious Digital India programme aims to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. This is another opportunity for hosted Datacenter space providers such as Netmagic – something that we are already working towards. BFSI as a sector has been consistently been our largest revenue generator. The hyperscale growth of e-Commerce, Social media, IoT projects, Big Data and Analytics projects are bringing in the fast adoption of Cloud services. This is further bringing various global players to set up their infrastructure in India, and this leads to massive growth opportunities for high-quality Datacenter providers in India like Netmagic,” explains Sunil Gupta, Executive Director & President, Netmagic (An NTT Communications Company).

A shift in trend towards specialized datacenter service provider is prominent in the industry as it reduces the operational cost and technical limitations in comparison to captive datacenters. But still captive datacenters will manage to retain a small market share because of the enterprises which believes in application environments.    

“While captive datacenters have been legacy the way of life, for enterprises in the past, there is a significant shift of preference, that is visible in the industry today, of enterprises opting for specialized datacenter service provider for consulting, hosting and managing their datacenter ecosystem. This shift owes to the operational (cost and maintenance) and technical (scalability and latest technology implementation) limitations, the captive datacenters pose.

Saying so, the captive datacenters would still have a pie of the cake and continue to have a lean existence, particularly owing to application environments, that are core to the business, compliance heavy and might not warrant too much scalability or flexibility in terms of underlying infrastructure,” says Durgesh Malepati, Vice President - DC Infrastructure & Projects , Pi DATACENTERS.

Pi Datacenter is witnessing a huge demand in service provider datacenter space but at the same time the company is completely aware of enterprises that are vying for transformation in captive environment.  

“As a datacenter service provider, we get to have an insider’s view of the market behaviour and pattern. The current picture in front of us is highly encouraging as we not only see a boom in the demand for service provider datacenter space, but we are also privy to enterprises vying for transformation, within their captive space as well. This is resulting into a win-win situation for enterprises and service providers, both in terms of healthy business and technology transformation and digital empowerment,” asserts Durgesh Malepati, Vice President - DC Infrastructure & Projects, Pi DATACENTERS.

Top Priorities
With digital transformation happening rapidly across the country, the organizations are becoming connected and exchange of information in real time will take place both inside and outside organization. This calls for a strict security framework in the organization with Zero Trust approach. 

“Organizations are accelerating their digital transformation and the journey warrants better security. In digital world the systems would be connected exchanging information at lightning speed. This exchange would be open not only with systems and users internal to the organization but outside the organization too. Plus this exchange has to be real time for a richer experience.This warrants a Zero Trust approach when it comes to security. With this approach, the IT team adopts a mindset of ‘we don’t trust anybody’, and only by explicitly allowing users to access systems, can trust be established.

To achieve this one must do two important things in the IT Security Framework - Apply proper security controls and Vigilant security operations.Security Architecture appropriateness can be achieved when the current traditional security controls are refreshed with next generation controls which provides more information and provides capability to take contextual policy decision. Above this it also provides a capability to integrate the controls among themselves so that contextual information can be exchanged for better decision making. A central integration bus to integrate these controls is the best way to achieve this,” explains BalajiSubramaniam, National Business Manager, Hybrid Cloud, Dimension Data, India.

Security is the biggest concern for any organization and with the implementation of technologies like BYOD and IoT the threat level has also increased. A small chip can also have a malware which can infect the entire IT ecosystem. The types and number of threats are ever increasing and to curb it frequent technological upgradation is not possible so to obstruct it predictive analysis can help to some extent.   

“The surface area to tackle security increases multifold with introduction on “BYOD” and IoT. A small sensor may have a malware embedded in it that would send it as part of data to server and compromise its security and associated devices on network.

No doubt “SOC” is taking a central place in any organization. The real question though is what will the “SOC” comprise of? It definitely cannot just be an “out of box” solution. It will have to be a combination of security mechanisms working in sync to produce optimum power to fight the threats.

While number and types of threats keep on increasing every moment, it is not possible to keep on upgrading technologies every moment. To some extent use of predictive analysis helps to prevent some kind of attack variants but it is to a very limited extent,” opines GS Murthy, Chief Executive Officer, ESDS.

The priority of any company is the data and the security of data. With the cyber-crimes taking place frequently, companies are worried about data breaches and cyber threat. In this case Pi DATACENTERS is well fortified with its robust cyber security framework.  

“Today data breaches and cyber threats are the major point of concern for enterprises globally.

The cyber threats are typically a combination of - Advanced Persistent Threats, Phishing, Trojans, Botnets, Ransomware, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), Wiper Attacks, Intellectual Property Theft, Theft of Money, Data Manipulation, Data Destruction, Spyware/Malware, Man in the Middle (MITM), Drive-By Downloads, Malvertising, Rogue Software and Unpatched Software.Security Operations Center implementation is the need of the hour.

Pi is well equipped with its comprehensive Cyber Security framework, mitigating most of the vulnerabilities and threats. We have an expert led Security Operations Center, that works towards ensuring privacy and protection of customers’ data,” says Durgesh Malepati.

Unique Propositions
CtrlS has recently launched its Tier-4 datacenter in Bengaluru with a LEED Platinum certificate. The new facility promises 100% redundancy and near 0% downtime for mission critical applications. It will serve country’s banking, insurance, e-commerce, internet organizations and other business enterprises running mission critical applications. The new datacenter building is enabled with solar power and other sustainable sources which ensures that the datacenter will not run out of power at any point.  Moreover, it is an earthquake-proof building, with over 9 levels of security (Military Grade Security).

Continuing on this, Sridhar Pinnapureddy, Chairman and Managing Director of CtrlS says, “Our Datacenter has been awarded a Platinum LEED certificate by the US Green Building Council, making it the only Datacenter in the world to receive such certification. We will continue to innovate and ensure our business is both profitable and environmentally sustainable. A lot of data flows through the silicon city. The future plan is convert all our DCs to be solar powered in the next 5 years".

A pure collocation service provider with Uptime Institute Tier IV certification, GPX has uniquely positioned itself in the market with its high uptime services. Adding to it, GPX also provides dedicated interconnect for different cloud services.    

“GPX is a pure colocation service provider; the only datacenter with Uptime Institute Tier IV certification offering 99.999% uptime. It has raised the bar for datacenter standards in India. Being the most automated & state of art datacenter, it gives the customers, who are going for modernization of their IT infrastructure, a facility providing uninterrupted/high uptime service to their internal and external customers.It is a truly Carrier neutral DC with a formidable ecosystem (of all 12 Telcos& over 90 ISPs).

GPX is also the only Datacenter which provides Dedicated Interconnect for AWS Cloud, Google Cloud and Alibaba Cloud, all in one DC. Customer can connect to these clouds over dedicated MPLS or leased lines instead of connecting over Internet. Hence, they can be assured of highly secured & reliable link to the cloud as MPLS/LL are much more reliable than internet

GPX is the only DC with three Internet Exchanges. Extreme IX is operational; and the other two, Decix and AMSIX, would be operational in Q2 2018-19. These IX services will enable ISPs and OTT/Content providers to reach out to multiple carriers/ISPs at one location, increasing their reach to a larger audience. At the same time, ISPs can save lot of bandwidth cost by interconnecting with Google, Facebook, Amazon, Akamai, Netflix at the GPX DC Ixes.

Another unique proposition GPX provides is the Data ingestion service, which allows AWS cloud users to upload bulk data of several Terrabits in less time needed during migration,” highlights Manoj Paul, Managing Director, GPX.

Sify Technologies always makes sure that its services fulfill the demands of customers. It provides high speed network with automatic failover and a superior uptime. Its datacenters are position in different seismic zones across India with excess power and cooling systems.      

“Sify’s Data Center services like collocation, managed hosting, DC IT services to DC migration ensure it meets all the demands of the customers.  The high-speed Sify network features a next-generation architecture with automatic failover for enterprise-class resiliency and up to 99.99% uptime. Provisioning is fast and seamless. The Data Centers are ideally suited to both the primary Data Center and DR. These are strategically located in different seismic zones across India, with highly redundant power and cooling systems that meet and even exceed the industry’s highest standards.

Sify’s impressive portfolio of over 4,25,000 sq. ft. of server farm is spread across six concurrently maintainable Data Centers, 15 other Data Centers, 6 State Data Centers and several more for private clients, all built to exacting specifications and best-in-class global standards,” says Kamal Nath, CEO, Sify Technologies.

Vendors Cashing on the growing Datacenter Market 

If not a major, but India is on the fast-track to becoming one of the datacenter hubs globally. While a number of factors would go on to decide of how soon this is going to happen, ICT vendors are looking up to this market with unabated interests; so much so that almost every brand has something or the other to offer in this space.  


Datacenters represent the heart of any IT enterprise. The modern datacenters with complex mix of databases, network devices, applications and physical and virtual systems, which is becoming more challenging for IT operations. Cyber crime is now becoming a profession with many lucrative business models which mandates datacenter operations not only be robust and efficient, but also highly secure to ensure business continuity and data integrity.

The global datacenter ecosystem is changing fast with smarter infrastructure, workload rationalization and as a service procurement trends. According to IDC, by 2020, the demands of next-generation apps and new IT architectures will force 55% of enterprises to upgrade their existing facilities or deploy new facilities.
At the same time, datacenter customers continue to face great challenges in terms of energy availability, efficiency, capacity, flexibility and sustainability. Energy efficiency is driving the Datacenter Network architecture away from large Telco grade chassis to equipment, specifically designed for datacenter environments. Also, network devices are getting increasingly better with respect to power density.

“In view of the challenges faced, Juniper has custom designed the QFX, PTX, SRX and MX series of Datacenter devices to enable the highest port density in a given rack space and power. Also Juniper has virtualized most of the router and Firewall functionalities which are deployed as virtual machines or as containers in a private or public datacenter to leverage the efficiencies offered by virtualization,” says Rakesh Kumar Singh, Datacenter Tech Lead, India and SAARC, Juniper Networks.

Over the last six years, Juniper has invested over $1 billion into India’s operations, including its talent pool. This has led to continued innovation, sales and customer support – all of which contributes to a meaningful portion of Juniper’s total global revenue. The goal is to develop the India operations in tandem with the evolution of the company, and collectively, we hope that our efforts will help us grow faster than the market.

Juniper has partnered with industry leaders to provide an integrated hyper-converged stack to the customer. This is to ensure a unified compute, storage and network experience irrespective of the customer’s choice of software platform. “As it stands, we are already seeing immense success in the market, resulting in Juniper being the technology partner of choice for the leading Dotcoms, Government and Enterprise Datacenter,” says Rakesh. 

Socomec continues to invest in research and development of innovative product designs in order to deliver world-class solutions to solve Datacenter customers’ greatest challenges in terms of energy availability, efficiency, capacity, flexibility and sustainability. “We have developed high energy efficient, modular, hot-scalable, IoT ready UPS systems, Power source switching solutions, Multi-circuit plug & play measurement and monitoring system to meet these challenges,” says Sushil Virmani (Managing Director) - Socomec Innovative Power Solution. “SOCOMEC solutions are already used in some of the world’s most renowned data centers and in India we have commendable installation reference of large and medium size datacenters.”

Today’s business needs are driving datacenters to be more flexible and scalable. Almost all organisations have already taken a hybrid datacenter approach where they combine the power of existing on-premise datacenter and public cloud services (i.e. IaaS/SaaS/PaaS). Other organisations are either implementing or planning to implement the hybrid datacenter model.

“As businesses rely on the consistency and reliability of operations of applications and data, whether on-premise or in the public cloud, it is important to ensure that both ends are protected against cyber adversaries by building a uniform security framework. It is especially important for this framework to be automated and centrally managed to help prevent successful cyberattacks, which are getting more advanced and automated,” says Bisham Kishnani, Head Consulting Engineering (APAC) – Datacenter, Cloud, Virtualisation, SDN and MSSP/CSSP, Palo Alto Networks.

Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform uses natively integrated technologies that leverage single-pass architecture to reduce the attack surface looking at applications, users, and content throughout organisations’ network, data center, endpoint devices, and public and private clouds. This helps businesses to enable and build a uniform and consistent security posture and provide the same level of protection on mission-critical components of IT infrastructure, including datacenters.

Datacenters of enterprises, service providers and government organizations have lagged behind the world’s largest public clouds due to their old architectures and static networking practices. In addition, their core business risks being irrelevant due to the emergence of new competitors that treat IT as a strategic asset and are built around software centricity. Consequently channel partners are facing the same risks. 

“To help channel partners and enterprises mitigate this grave risk, Array offers a new class of product called the Network Functions Platforms. These platforms enable software-centric agility, provide virtual networking and security functions with hardware-like performance guarantees, eliminate complexity by automating tedious configuration tasks, and significantly reduce the cost of Data Center hardware and software, space, power, cooling and management,” says Milind Kulkarni, Sr. Director of Product Management - Array Networks.

The Indian economy is growing at an impressive rate and Array is seeing strong demand signals from customers and partners. Array has a three-pronged approach to meet the growing demand in India. First, the company is firmly committed to India and has planned to make $20M-$50M investment in R&D, sales and support functions. Second, Array has been working with partner community for years and will continue to undertake initiatives that are even more beneficial to the partner community. Third, Array plans to increase awareness of its unique brand, architectural advantages and solution capabilities in Indian context. 

CommScope on its part provides a portfolio that includes - multiple and complete lines of fiber and copper cabling; high-density racks, panels including the blanking panels in all IT equipment racks and ODF systems; cable routing and management solutions; and infrastructure intelligence platforms, including Automated Infrastructure Management (AIM) which offer better management for energy efficient datacenters.

“A leader in network infrastructure design, CommScope brings a more holistic approach to help data center managers in long-term planning, design and deployment. Viewing the datacenter as a single interconnected ecosystem that exists within the organization, may help complement data center managers’ perspective on the challenges or opportunities,” says JN Mylaraiah, Director, Sales – Enterprise Business for India & SAARC – CommScope.

“We at Hikvision, has a customized security solution for the data centers,” statesAshish P. Dhakan, MD & CEO, Prama Hikvision India. “In a datacenter, room and cabinets are the critical areas as per the physical security strategy. To secure that Hikvision has Integrated IP Critical Panel Solution, which integrates Intrusion, Smoke Sensors and Intelligent Energy Efficient Devices. For example, temperature monitoring and maintaining a specific temperature is one of the critical challenges in the data center environment. We can remotely control and monitor the temperature and electrical equipment. These steps add up to save the cost and provides an ROI (Return on the Investment) driven energy efficient solution.”

He further continues, “We offer a special security feature in case of any unauthorized entry or any unknown activity inside the data center will trigger an immediate alarm on the mobile app as a part of the solution. We have developed a unique OTP feature in Access Control so that no unauthorized person can enter inside the premises and every time the person enters, he has to insert a unique OTP in the System. Through this Hikvision solution, all Access Control, Energy Efficient Devices, Intrusion and Fire Sensors and IP Video Surveillance Cameras for data center can be remotely monitored.”

“The movement towards cloud computing, the rise of several content-heavy applications, and the exceptional demand for storage space, are some of the factors that are leading to the rapid growth of the data center segment.  It is of no surprise then that CIOs and CTOs are always looking for new places where massive amounts of data can be stored and utilized with efficiency and security.  Quantum has a comprehensive portfolio of scale-out tiered storage, archive and data protection solutions for on premise, cloud and hybrid environments.  Quantum’s data management solutions have been designed to help customers reduce IT infrastructure and operational costs, achieve higher service and performance levels and manage IT infrastructure efficiently and effectively,” Jim Simon, Senior Director of Asia-Pacific Marketing, Quantum.

Schneider Electric is committed to create a New World of Energy and are continuously investing in technologies that are safer, more efficient and sustainable. “We believe that energy efficiency is the key to overcome the challenges of growing energy demands, rising energy costs and climate change.  By bringing together energy, automation, and software, our IoT-ready EcoStruxure architecture delivers on the promise of sustainable development through connected products; edge control; and apps, analytics & services. We have a unique set of energy efficiency technologies, strategically positioned on the demand side of the energy landscape. From connected products to digital services, the EcoStruxure architecture improves energy and operational efficiency globally through complementary business models and across end-markets,” says Gurudutt. M, India - Director - Channel and Midmarket Business (India and SAARC) - Schneider Electric - IT BU.

Changing customer needs & demands...
Due to digital revolution, organizations are becoming digital which is leading to connectivity becoming greater than ever before. At the same time connectivity must also be guaranteed. In the new electrical ecosystem, power continuity, reliability and optimized efficiency are key drivers of competitiveness – in an increasingly competitive world.  

Low power consumption:
With the impact of digitalization, datacenters are looking to adopt green measures like virtualization, efficient, green rated equipment to increase the efficiency and at the same time decrease the power consumption in an environment friendly and cost effective manner.

“The rapid technological changes in IT systems mean that the electrical supply infrastructure needs to be increasingly adaptable and responsive. Ease of upgrading has become crucial to ensure the power supply in the short term and the adaptation in the long term of many electrical facilities. And there is a further advantage to having scalable systems - they allow quick deployment at a better cost,” recounts Sushil. 

Simplified network:
As enterprises migrate to the cloud, it is important to build open and flexible platforms that promote programmability and automation to simplify network and application operations. Juniper Networks’ software-defined networking (SDN) technology is simplifying the way network operators operate in multicloud environments (private cloud and different public clouds) by providing an approach that is inherently open, agile and easily automated.

“Juniper Networks’ product portfolio is based on a single OS, Junos that extends from the data center to the campus edge. This FreeBSD-based disaggregated operating system runs on a virtualized Linux environment. This enables enterprises to build on open and programmable data center networks with a consistent OS. Customers can also choose Juniper’s Contrail or Open Contrail controllers for a central point of automation from the data center to the business edge,” states Rakesh. 

Incidentally, the privileged accounts that grant virtually unlimited access and full controls to the physical and virtual IT resources are all pervasive in the datacenters. Locking down credentials and endpoints, isolate and control sessions and keeping a watchful eye on privileged accounts have become integral aspects of Datacenter Infrastructure Management (DCIM). 

CyberArk addresses the privileged access needs for the datacenter which are in a transformational models to hybrid or cloud.“We are working with few existing and many prospective datacenter customers on their requirement to help them create a managed PAM offering,” says Rohan Vaidya, Regional Director of Sales- India, CyberArk. 

While there’s growing demand from datacenters in India, recent developments in data regulation – both globally and in the region have heightened concerns about data transfer, protection and sovereignty. Whether replacing a legacy firewall with a new system or implementing a datacenter firewall for the first time, both require complex planning since both options provide the opportunity to start from scratch with a new (Zero Trust) network architecture to build an automated and centrally managed uniform security framework. 

“Palo Alto Networks is ushering in the future of security innovation, reinventing how customers rapidly access, evaluate and adopt the most compelling new security technologies as an extension of the Next-Generation Security Platform they already own and operate. The all-new application framework is a culmination of over a decade of security disruption, providing customers with superior security through compelling cloud-based apps developed by Palo Alto Networks and today’s most innovative security providers, large and small,” says Bisham.

Infrastructural demands:
The demand and consumption pattern of infrastructure in a datacenter has undergone a marked change from the manner in which IT infra used to be purchased say 5 years ago. Earlier the purchases would be very specific and discrete in terms of additional compute, storage or network resources and businesses and their IT would struggle to correctly forecast requirement at the beginning of each fiscal. 

With the onset of Cloud services, and the promise of infinite scalability and availability offered by the Hyperscale CSP, there was an option available to focus on business needs, by not worrying about the need to plan for infrastructure in advance to meet the new needs.This also got user organisations to consider adopting the scalable technologies available for setting up private cloud, where a requirement would be an aggregated compute+storage+network kind of requirement.

To meet this the user organisations are looking at Software Defined Infrastructure Solutions that best meet the requirement. Solutions based on hyper Converged Infrastructure have taken the center stage of datacenter transformation. “Over a year ago, Lenovo has realigned its GTM around solutions viz. HCI, Software defined Storage, datacenter infrastructure for SAP HANA, High Performance Computing (HPC) etc. These are in line with customer expectations and have enabled Lenovo to understand client requirements, advice appropriate solutions to them and fulfil their business requirements,” tells Shivasankar K, Head Sales,Lenovo Global Technologies India.

Exploding demand for bandwidth is pushing datacenters in India to rethink their network infrastructure as they look to increase port count and fiber density, increase lane capacities, reduce latency and prepare to migrate to higher speeds.The answer isn’t just higher-speed fiber, more adaptable connectors or better patching and splicing solutions. It is in fact all of them—working together to deliver speed, simplicity and savings. 

“A datacenter must be agile and flexible, high density with and minimum redesign and cloud friendly and scalable. And this is what CommScope’s HSM platform is offering – to help our customers to future proof their datacenter investments,” says Mylaraiah.

Says Sandeep Bhambure, Managing Director–India and SAARC, Veeam, “Digital disruption in India has accelerated the need for modern datacenters, replacing legacy datacenters that can be rigid, slow and lacks scalability. Running Always-On operations, avoiding any downtime and data loss, and supporting growing amounts of data is essential for an enterprise. Veeam offers wide ranging Availability solutions such as Backup & Replication, Disaster Recovery, Business continuity planning and Orchestration for the Always-On enterprise that help organizations save time, mitigate risks, and dramatically reduce capital and operational costs, while always supporting the current and future business goals of Veeam customers.”

Increased cloud adoption has primarily impacted how businesses build and utilize datacenters. There is an emergence of cloud providers building and leasing cloud spaces that are not just cost-effective but also reduce physical appliance storage, lower power usage, and simplify the IT environment. 

“The fast pace of cloud technology’s evolution, is challenging the datacenter industry to innovate and introduce newer technologies. Businesses have now also become more aware of their susceptibility to sophisticated threats. The need to update their infrastructure has encouraged the paradigm to shift towards a multi-cloud approach which distributes data across multiple storage platforms to ensure heightened security. Citrix’s Netscaler enables businesses to design the next-gen infrastructure and allows for consolidation of datacenters. Thereby, empowering the network to complement the organisations’ growth goals,” says Ravindra Kelkar - Senior Director, Enterprise & Public Sector, Citrix India.

“While enterprises are looking to move to the cloud in a phased manner, they are also trying to realize maximum ROI from their current on-premises IT investments. This is leading to an increasingly hybrid IT environment, with several industry experts and analysts predicting more mainstream adoption of hyper-converged infrastructure. Oracle is best placed to support customer requirements - be it on cloud, on-premises or a hybrid environment. A classic example is of State Bank of India (SBI). A long-standing Oracle customer, SBI was the first organization in the entire APAC region to adopt Oracle’s unique Cloud at Customer offering. SBI is currently using this for app-dev and UAT,” tells Rajeev Mittal, VP - Systems, Oracle India.

Modernization of IT:
With the acceleration of digital transformation comes the need for increasing bandwidth and performance on the network. The FortiGate 7000 series is built to have high session scale for accommodating large network and user traffic for Internet and cloud-facing datacenters.

“Today, with even more traffic flowing east/west (within the datacenter, system to system) as is flowing north/south, every upgrade within the datacenter to improve network performance and capacity has security implications. The sheer increase in the volumes of data moving to meet application requirements increases the likelihood of a breach. A security professional must keep several critical elements in mind when considering modern data-centre security,” says Jitendra Ghughal, Director Channels, India& SAARC – Fortinet.

Digital information has become intrinsic to business growth and data has become the core of everything an enterprise does. Due to various emerging technologies, there is an over flow of data and with the Digital India mission, modernization of IT has become of utmost need for every organization and enterprise.  “To mitigate these urgencies, enterprises need to modernize IT and Dell offers these solutions to help them in their journey of IT modernization. Dell EMC provides a broad range of solutions that with the expertise and market proven offerings that meets the requirements of Digital India projects. For example, our powerful & scale out NAS Solution - Dell EMC Isilon`, befits the data and performance-intensive nature of a smart city, while protecting against ungainly footprint and power usage needs,” says Nikhil Madan, General Manager & Area Director (India & South East Asia) - Data Lake & Object Storage, Dell EMC
And so…

With huge amounts of data being generated, the datacenter industry is continuously evolving to keep up with the pace of growing development. Today, the Indian Datacenter market is predicted to become the second largest market in Asia Pacific by 2020. 

However, the need is to have our data in India for faster and effective consumer redressal as well as to support make in India. In the event of a datacenter going bankrupt or technically disrupted or hacked, the Indian customers, users and stakeholders will find it difficult to enforce their rights of compensation, data retrieval or criminal actions. 

Says Anuj Agarwal, Chairman, Centre for Research on Cyber Crime and Cyber Law,“In India SC has already declared privacy as a fundamental right so even an individual now can approach HC or SC if his data is compromised. The company maintaining the data in US but running any business in India will have to face consequences like paying compensation or criminal action while the Indian company will have limited or no recourse to the country and company where datacentre and data is actually located.” 



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