Data centers, which initially made their major appearance in India in mid 1990s, have matured into essential business drivers. As is visible today in many Indian organizations, data centers have evolved from being looked at, as mere 'technological fancies' to actual business requirements. The earlier argument of poor connectivity going against centralized infrastructure in India is no longer valid. With factors like swift connectivity from multiple service providers, easily available technical expertise, and decreasing implementation costs, India is all set to emerge as an important data center hub of the world. With the launch of data intensive services such as video calls, Live TV, video-conferencing, high-speed online gaming and so on, the need to store and launch various application-based services is expected to fuel greater spending on building storage infrastructure. These factors are poised to increase in the opportunity in the Indian data center services market.
Join us at the 2nd edition of Data Centre India 2012, and hear from our distinguished panel of industry experts and thought leaders on the trends, opportunities and challenges you'll face with data center infrastructure and services. Learn from actual case studies & insights from leading practitioners' and experts on how IT decision makers can re-architect their data centers to take advantage of the next wave of emerging trends.
Data in India usually comes from telcos, financial services, and banks, call centers and the new source now being added in is social media. These organizations require customer/supplier interaction over the organizational network. Even the slightest downtime or performance lag can cause irreparable loss of valuable customers, reputation, and business damage. It can also be detrimental to employee productivity levels, especially for businesses dealing with outsourcing. Distributed infrastructure models can be fatal for such businesses. These models usually produce multiple information silos, which are highly failure prone, hard to manage, harder to detect/recover from failure, and difficult to scale.
This is why it is beneficial for organizations to deploy data centers. Data centers also offer cost benefits on fronts like hardware, IT capital expenditure, and management/administration. When it comes to data center-driven businesses, telecom, and BFSI segments lead the field. The main reasons for this are the data heavy nature and interaction with end users that are typical to both industries. These requirements call for a centralized data center-based architecture. Another area that is going to start adopting data center-based operations is the manufacturing segment. With enterprise applications like ERP and CRM churning out huge volumes of data, data management is required even for function-centric distributed applications.
- A Gartner report found that the data center colocation and hosting market in India was estimated to reach $609.1 million in 2012. It announced that this market would experience consistent growth through 2016 and is expected to reach $1.3 billion by then. Indian data center capacity is poised to touch 6.6 million square feet in that year with service providers driving the majority of this growth.
- India is all set to emerge as an important data centre hub of the world. With the Government encouraging companies and service providers to use alternative energy sources viz. solar, wind and water the rate of this change will grow.
- With bandwidth costs having come down significantly, data centre hosting in India is set to become cheaper and with heightened interest in implementation of technologies like cloud computing and grid computing in data centres, the India market is expected to be a long term growth opportunity.
- In the three years to 2012, the India third-party data center services market would grow at a CAGR of 34% as compared to a more moderate CAGR of 23% for overall India data center services.
Data Centre India 2012 covers all key aspects of managing a data centre including:
Big Data | Cabling | Cloud Computing | Connectivity & Telecoms | Cooling | Data Centre Design and Build | IT Security and Physical Site Security | Operating Systems | Outsourcing | Power & Power Management | Servers & Hardware | Software & Applications | Storage | Virtualisation.