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Cloud consideration and security is key to successful digital transformation

Cloud consideration and security in the era of Digital India is key to successful digital transformation said by Lt Gen (Dr) Rajesh Pant, National Cyber Security Coordinator, Prime Minister’s Office, Govt of India at Cloud Summit organised by CII at New Delhi. He said that cloud adoption has witnessed immense growth in last few years with security and privacy of data on cloud is crucial. He stressed and emphasized on investment in cloud security. Cloud transformation is picking up in India across different sectors and sectors have different kind of challenges in terms of cloud adoption and its security and privacy said Lt General Pant, Communications Today was the exclusive media partner.

CII-Deloitte white paper on “Cloud – The Bedrock of Digital Transformation” was released at the summit by Lt Gen (Dr) Rajesh Pant. In this paper, CII and Deloitte have put together broad range of engaging and insightful views on the success of cloud as a bedrock of digital transformation and the challenges concomitant with this success.

In his welcome address, Vishal Awal, Summit Chairman and VP & Managing Partner – Telecom, IBM India & South Asia said Hybrid multi-cloud, infused with the prowess of the exponential technologies and intelligent workflows unleashing digital transformation. He added, cloud also fostering open innovation across enterprises of all sizes. Cloud drives speed, agility, scale and visibility and helps companies quickly adjust computing resources said by Awal. He further added that it helps companies use emerging technologies to reduce the supply network’s environmental footprint, improve resource efficiency, increase regulatory compliance and improve risk mitigation.

In his inaugural remarks, Prateek Garg, Chairman, CII Regional Committee (NR) on Digital Transformation & AI and Founder & MD, Progressive Infotech said Cloud-powered digital transformation allow businesses of any size to keep pace with the digital age. Cloud adoption is the first step towards any successful digital transformation added by Garg. As the world evolves and tech moves at breakneck speed, digital transformation is increasingly evolving as a mechanism of survival and the cloud-based solutions are helping accelerate the digital transformation journey opined by Garg.

Addressing the participants, Manoj Paul, MD, Equinix India mentioned that rise of hybrid multicloud adoption, increased data consumption and generation by half a billion digital users in India are driving the need for digital infrastructure exponentially. He said that the number of Indian businesses embracing digital transformation is growing and they are naturally progressing towards increased hybrid multicloud transformation journey. Datacenters are the bedrock of cloud services said by Paul.

In his address, Romal Shetty, President – Consulting, Deloitte India said that for cloud, the pandemic has turned out to be an inflection point which has catapulted this technological phenomenon into an unforeseen growth trajectory. He mentioned that cloud has become the fulcrum of digital transformation of businesses mainly due to its ability to enable innovation at scale, generate speed of doing business, and reduce costs.

The summit aimed to provide a platform to discuss the various aspects and Industry lens for drivers of cloud adoption, identification of challenges around cloud adoption drivers, implementation and enforcement levels. The summit saw speakers from AWS, Veeam Software, Adani Connex, HP Enterprises, NTT Ltd and others. The summit was attended by over 175 participants.

CT Bureau

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